Mario Ledesma: Scrum has gone back 20 years

Wallabies forwards coach and Argentinian international Mario Ledesma thinks the scrum has returned to its glory days as a result of recent law changes. Ledesma represented the Pumas on 84 occasions between 1996 and 2011 and played more than 200 matches in the Top 14. However he thinks the scrum is a better contest now, than it was for most of his playing career. “It goes back to what I learnt when I was young in Argentina, because with the new rules we have gone back 20 years in respect to scrums,” he said following Wallabies training in Sydney today. “The whole technique is highlighted now, the last 10 years it’s been about physical strength, but now we have gone back to technique. “It’s a good thing for me, it got me a job,” the 42-year-old joked. Ledesma was recruited by Michael Cheika to fix the Wallabies scrummaging woes leading into this year’s World Cup and whilst he admitted he was happy with his adopted side’s progress, he said the scrum would likely det
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