Scotland Rugby: Gregor Townsend gives '100% backing' to players after taking the knee debate
Speaking on behalf of his team, the Scotland coach said: “We obviously stand against racism or discrimination in our sport.”
Asked whether he leaves the decision down to individual players to take the knee or not, Townsend said: “Yes, 100%, we back our players on that.”
Some members of the England team also stayed standing as well as match officials and there was no clear orders from World Rugby or the Six Nations other than that there would be a minute's silence to demonstrate opposition to racism and discrimination.
His backing comes after Scotland’s thrilling 11-6 victory over England yesterday in their Six Nations, tie, the first time Scotland have defeated their old rivals at Twickenham in 38 years.
Duhan van der Merwe scored the vital try to help the Scots to their first triumph at English rugby’s HQ since 1983.
Despite England being priced at 1-6 to win with most bookmakers, Scotland’s Captain Stuart Hogg and his team were able to defeat England on their own grounds.
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