Andy Farrell: 'England are not arrogant'

Andy Farrell and Stuart Lancaster
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England backs coach Andy Farrell dismisses claims that the team are "too arrogant".

England backs coach Andy Farrell has dismissed claims made by Scotland coach Jim Telfer that Stuart Lancaster's team are "too arrogant".

Telfer described the England squad as "too arrogant, too pretentious and too condescending" in quotes attributed to the Daily Mail.

However, Farrell has refused to be drawn into a war of words. He responded: "I definitely don't recognise anything he has said.

"People say this every year about the English anyway. It has stuck now. That is why we take it tongue-in-cheek. We know exactly what we are about.

"A couple of the lads have seen it and they are all taking the mick out of each other. They think it's quite funny about those who have been mentioned. There are a few jokes flying around the place."

England and Scotland face off in the Six Nations opener on Saturday.

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