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Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Swing low, sweet chariot

 http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/rugby/rugby-union/international/six-nations-2015-not-acceptable-rfu-chiefs-stinging-verdict-on-nearmiss-from-lancaster-10131429.html?icn=puff-9


 Six Nations 2015: Not acceptable: RFU chief's stinging verdict on near-miss from Lancaster


Stuart Lancaster





England managed a win at Twickenham beating Scotland and taking the Calcutta Cup. Mistakes, squandered try opportunities (not to mention 2 tries disallowed due to forward passes) and elementary errors meant that a scoreline which at 80 minutes showed 25-13, should have shown 55-13.
England came within 7 points, just 1 converted try, of winning the 6 Nations Championship.
However, too many mistakes during the match and certainly too many during the other matches in this seasons tournament, resulted in England being runners up to Ireland on points difference. A good final game and win against France but disappointment with how the Championship ended.
With this sort of performance, the rugby world cup is naught but a pipe dream. A few good performances, but too many people need to "try harder".


Swing low, sweet chariot.