England completed fourth within the Six Nations desk after their 29-16 defeat to Grand Slam winners Eire in Dublin; Steve Borthwick’s aspect now have lower than six months to arrange for the World Cup in France; “I am enthusiastic about what these gamers can do for the World Cup”
Final Up to date: 19/03/23 10:04am
England coach Steve Borthwick is “excited” about his aspect’s World Cup prospects regardless of their underwhelming Six Nations marketing campaign.
Borthwick’s crew, who signed off with a 29-16 loss to Grand Slam winners Eire, completed fourth within the desk after registering two wins and three defeats for the third 12 months working.
Though England’s efficiency in Dublin was an unlimited enchancment on their 53-10 mauling by France per week earlier, there was little to point they may very well be main contenders for this autumn’s international match.
“We’ll debrief this Six Nations completely, take what classes we take from it and be clear on our course going ahead,” mentioned Borthwick.
“The crew is just not the place it may very well be and, whereas we’re judging in opposition to groups which have used this four-year cycle tremendously properly, that is not the place England are in.
“I can not do something in regards to the previous. I intend we can be working actually onerous to place England in one of the best place attainable and I am enthusiastic about what these gamers can do for the World Cup.”
The previous Leicester head coach, who changed Eddie Jones in December, is relishing the prospect of getting extra time to work along with his squad over the approaching months.
He added: “We get quite a few weeks to arrange [for the World Cup]. Gamers will then be conditioned for worldwide rugby and perceive how we need to play.
“This has been 5 intense video games and successfully you then have one major coaching session per week.
“I am wanting ahead to having the chance to work with the gamers for an extended time period. I feel we have seen some progress right here however we’ll see extra in that preparation interval.”
England led for a lot of the primary half in Dublin by way of the primary two of three penalties by their captain Owen Farrell, however suffered a setback simply earlier than the turnaround when Freddie Steward was despatched off for foul play.
Because the full-back turned sideways, his arm collided with the top of Eire’s Hugo Keenan, who was stooping to retrieve a unfastened ball, and referee Jaco Peyper issued a crimson card.
Regardless of being a person down, England pushed the house aspect all the way in which, scoring a strive by way of Jamie George earlier than Eire clinched a 29-16 success – and the trophy.
Reflecting on Steward’s crimson card, Farrell admitted: “I used to be stunned if I am sincere. But it surely’s lower than us – we do not make the foundations, we do not put them in place.
“We do not hear the method the referee goes by way of, we simply needed to settle for it. The best way we reacted after that crimson card was excellent.
“We fought for one another. Sadly we did not get on the fitting aspect of the outcome, which is all the time disappointing in an England shirt.”
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