England completed fourth within the Six Nations desk after their 29-16 defeat to Grand Slam winners Eire in Dublin; Steve Borthwick’s facet 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”
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Henry Slade is tackled by Eire’s Bundee Aki throughout England’s 29-16 Six Nations defeat in Dublin
England coach Steve Borthwick is “excited” about his facet’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 operating.Though England’s efficiency in Dublin was an enormous enchancment on their 53-10 mauling by France per week earlier, there was little to point they could possibly be main contenders for this autumn’s international match. “We’ll debrief this Six Nations totally, take what classes we take from it and be clear on our route going ahead,” stated Borthwick. Please use Chrome browser for a extra accessible video participant Eire head coach Andy Farrell was delighted to clinch the Grand Slam on residence turf whereas England’s Steve Borthwick admitted his facet fell brief Eire head coach Andy Farrell was delighted to clinch the Grand Slam on residence turf whereas England’s Steve Borthwick admitted his facet fell brief “The crew is just not the place it could possibly be and, whereas we’re judging in opposition to groups which have used this four-year cycle tremendously effectively, that is not the place England are in.”I am unable to do something concerning the previous. I intend we might be working actually laborious to place England in the perfect place doable 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 together 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. Jamie George went over within the second half with England all the way down to 14 gamers “This has been 5 intense video games and successfully you then have one principal coaching session per week.”I am wanting ahead to having the chance to work with the gamers for an extended time period. I believe 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 means 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 pinnacle of Eire’s Hugo Keenan, who was stooping to retrieve a free ball, and referee Jaco Peyper issued a purple card. Freddie Steward was proven a purple card by referee Jaco Peyper simply earlier than half-time Regardless of being a person down, England pushed the house facet all the way in which, scoring a strive by means of Jamie George earlier than Eire clinched a 29-16 success – and the trophy.Reflecting on Steward’s purple card, Farrell admitted: “I used to be shocked if I am trustworthy. However it’s less 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 means of, we simply needed to settle for it. The way in which we reacted after that purple card was superb.”We fought for one another. Sadly we did not get on the correct facet of the end result, which is at all times disappointing in an England shirt.”‘Larger fish to fry for Eire | Encouraging indicators for England’Sky Sports activities Information’ James Cole… Please use Chrome browser for a extra accessible video participant James Cole recaps the motion from Eire’s win over England James Cole recaps the motion from Eire’s win over England “This was a fairy-tale Grand Slam for Eire, sealing it in Dublin for the primary time and capping off an unimaginable 12 months that is seen them win 22 out of 24 Exams.”It was additionally a becoming Six Nations farewell for captain Johnny Sexton, who did not rule out backtracking on his choice to retire after the World Cup.”For these considering this may be the tip of the journey for Eire, Andy Farrell was fast to level out they’ve larger fish to fry, whereas Sexton’s message was ‘roll on the World Cup’, which is now simply six months away.”The competition’s controversial second got here simply earlier than half-time – with the sport poised at 10-6, a purple card to England full-back Freddie Steward as he tried to keep away from tackling reverse quantity Hugo Keenan. It divided opinion, former England captain Will Carling calling it ‘a joke’, World Cup-winning full-back Jason Robinson calling it ‘ridiculous’, whereas England cricket captain Ben Stokes additionally waded in, labelling it ‘a shambles’. “Nonetheless, this was a much more spirited and inspiring efficiency from England, coming simply seven days after that file residence defeat to France.”Steve Borthwick, although, admitted there’s nonetheless an enormous hole between England and the perfect sides on this planet – Eire the perfect of the lot.”