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Eddie Jones accused of disrespecting France

FRANCE coach Fabien Galthie (pictured) has hit back at Wales prop Wyn Jones’ suggestion that the visiting scrum will ‘cheat’ when the sides meet in Cardiff tomorrow, saying the comments demonstrate a lack of respect for the whole country.

Jones did not hold back in his assessment of how France might approach their bid to land a first Six Nations win in the Welsh capital since 2010 and predicted that the pack would be ‘ill-disciplined’.

‘We know they will hit and chase and cheat,’ he said. ‘That’s something we are fully aware of and something we’ve got to combat on the day.’ Galthie said the comments were not in keeping with the spirit of the Six Nations.

‘It’s a lack of respect for our scrum, a lack of respect for our team, for French rugby but also for our nation,’ he said.

‘In the Six Nations tournament there is no room for these kind of remarks.’