Brown puts boot into pitch

Date published: February 9 2014

England full-back Mike Brown has slammed the playing surface of Murrayfield after their victory over Scotland on Saturday.

England full-back Mike Brown fumed over the Murrayfield playing surface after they overcame Scotland 20-0 in their Six Nations clash on Saturday.

The pitch, which is in terrible condition due to it being infested with a parasite, played a factor in the game, with Brown frustrated by its condition.

“It definitely has an impact when you play on a pitch like that,” he said following the victory.

“It's not really good enough to play an international game on that sort of turf. This is elite sport and an international game can get ruined by a pitch like that.

“I know Scotland want to play a bit more and we definitely want to play a bit more, but the condition of the pitch didn't really help.

“Owen Farrell is a phenomenal world-class goal-kicker and you could see he was slipping with his standing foot. A lot of lads did well to keep their footing.

“I'm sure they're doing the best they can to make it right but I'm not sure it's good enough to play an international match on that. I'm sure the Scotland players are as frustrated as us.”