I’ll get off Scot free, says Matt
RUGBY WORLD CUP Weakling Ward’s gonna fold in Vegas, raps Froch
MATT STEVENS is determined to stay on the right side of the law after recovering from an ankle injury in time to face Scotland in Saturday’s Group B decider in Auckland.
The England prop, who has switched to loosehead prop after Andrew Sheridan went home injured, was penalised heavily by ref Jonathan Kaplan in the win over Georgia.
Stevens then missed the romp over Romania with a minor sprain but is hoping to replace Alex Corbisero and resume the loosehead duties this weekend.
He said: “I stick my hand up.
“At loosehead it is important to get a quick early bind and hold that grip.
“Sometimes with the force coming through the packs you miss the jersey or it’s a tight jersey and you can’t get that bind.
“But that is up to me to sort out and I’ve been working on that a lot.
“As long as I can keep my bind up, we will be fine.” CARL FROCH has accused Andre Ward of showing a “weakness” by delaying their Super Six final.
America’s WBA supermiddleweight champion last week postponed the October 29 showdown in Atlantic City because of a cut eye.
Nottingham-based WBC king Froch said: “He’s shown me a weakness, although I’m used to opponents pulling out of fights. Five weeks should have been long enough for Ward to recover.
“If I had been nicked with that much time to mend I would have gone ahead with the fight.”
Ward is scheduled to have his seven stitches removed tomorrow and, provided the injury is healing well, the unification fight could take place in Las Vegas on December 10.
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