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Chris Sutton Provides Comically Damning Assessment Of Scrums On BT's Football Vs Rugby Debate

Chris Sutton Provides Comically Damning Assessment Of Scrums On BT's Football Vs Rugby Debate

For seemingly no reason under the sun, BT Sport staged a rather lively football vs rugby debate on their social channels this afternoon.

On the rugby side of the fence were Lawrence Dallaglio, Andy Goode and Ireland's own Craig Doyle, while fighting football's corner were Steve McManaman, Chris Sutton and an extremely agitated Robbie Savage. The debate was moderated by 'Poogers', or as he's perhaps better known, Mark Pougatch.

The full debate is embedded at the bottom of this post, but we were keen to firstly point you in the direction of two standout moments from the unofficial Best Speaker, Chris Sutton.

Firstly, his reaction at the end of the debate when asked by Poogers if football can learn anything from rugby:

No. I would like to see rugby...the scrummaging situation sorted out. That's what I would like. It's a game within a game, there are little side issues all the time, and it wastes too much time.

Secondly, his damning assessment of rugby games at Twickenham; when Robbie Savage for some reason proposes that rugby follow the French Top14's lead in segregating fans, Craig Doyle retorts that Savage and co. should visit Premiership grounds like Northampton's Franklin's Gardens or Gloucester's Kingsholm, where such a system is already in place.

Sutton responds:

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Yeah, but we have been to Twickenham, and everybody's having a pork pie out of the back of a Range Rover...

Chris Sutton on scrums, Twickenham

You can watch the debate in full below, courtesy of BT Sport's Facebook page.

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Gavan Casey
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Former handwriting champion. Was violently bitten by a pelican at Fota Wildlife Park in 2001.

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