Robert Kitson writes that “England have turned to Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton for inspiration” and quotes Newton’s second law: force equals mass times acceleration (Rugby union: Jones hopes appliance of science aids England, 13 March).
Applying the law indicates that by running harder the players should hit both the ball and their Scottish opponents harder when they play on Saturday. The scrum coach, Neal Hatley, admits that few of the players have much knowledge of physics and Kitson says “the objective of blasting Scotland’s back-rowers off the ball is not exactly rocket science”, which is a little ironic.
While the objective might not be rocket science, the principle behind it is just that.
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