Steve Borthwick ‘extremely dissatisfied’ with England Six Nations efficiency vs France, saying crew are ‘hurting’ after ‘stark actuality’ | Rugby Union Information

England’s Steve Borthwick speaks following his facet’s file defeat at Twickenham, dropping 53-10 to France in Six Nations; Borthwick says he’s “extremely dissatisfied,” that his crew performed “poorly” and are “hurting”; Coach says show confirmed how far off competing for titles England are

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England head coach Steve Borthwick said he was 'incredibly disappointed' with the performance in Saturday's record defeat to France

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England head coach Steve Borthwick stated he was ‘extremely dissatisfied’ with the efficiency in Saturday’s file defeat to France

England head coach Steve Borthwick stated he was ‘extremely dissatisfied’ with the efficiency in Saturday’s file defeat to France

Steve Borthwick says he’s “extremely dissatisfied” with England’s humiliating file defeat to France at Twickenham within the Six Nations, including they’re “hurting” after the loss displayed a “stark actuality”.

France secured a primary Six Nations victory at Twickenham since 2005 on Saturday as ruthless effectivity and energy within the face of an error-ridden England introduced a complete 53-10 success.

England conceded six tries within the defeat, and Borthwick admitted there have been no positives to glean from the day.

“We’re extremely dissatisfied with the efficiency,” he stated at his post-match press convention.

“Nobody is underneath any illusions over what we have got to do. I believe we have been fairly up entrance with that all through. Right now simply reveals, in stark actuality, what that is about.

“We fell significantly brief, that is the truth. My job is to verify we study and enhance sooner than every other crew. We have to discover a approach to make sure that would not occur once more.

“We’re extremely dissatisfied. We wished to place in a extremely good efficiency for the supporters at this time, and we weren’t ready to take action. And that hurts us, and I am certain it hurts the supporters as properly.

“There might be no scarcity of exhausting work to return out of this.”

Borthwick says the performance showed just how far off the top of world rugby his England side are

Borthwick says the efficiency confirmed simply how far off the highest of world rugby his England facet are

Having watched France race out right into a 22-3 first-half lead, England did carry the sport again to 22-10 early within the second half by way of a Freddie Steward strive, earlier than being blown away once more thereafter by way of the guests’ energy and accuracy.

Borthwick was clear that the show confirmed simply how far off competing for titles his England facet are.

“Immense credit score to the French crew, their energy, tempo and sophistication confirmed, and it confirmed the place the hole is. I stated earlier than the sport it was a formidable problem, and it turned out to be.

“They performed exceptionally properly, we performed poorly. We have to study from it and be higher. We all know the place we’re, and we had been proven simply how a lot work we have now to do.

“Right now we performed the second-best crew on the planet, they usually confirmed simply how a lot better they’re than the place we at present are, and subsequent week we play Eire who’re the perfect crew on the planet.

“We have understanding of the place we’re at as a crew, and you’ll see how a lot work we have now to do.

France battered England in nearly every department, scoring 53 points at Twickenham

France battered England in practically each division, scoring 53 factors at Twickenham

“Once you play the sport and also you lose the collisions as badly as at this time, and provides the opposition quick-ball and offloads, and also you’re dropping in assault, the place you are not in a position to generate quick-ball with points on the breakdown, it is exhausting to get a foothold within the recreation and that was precisely the case at this time.

“We’ll apply ourselves in each approach form or type to verify we do give every part our greatest efforts. That is what we will do.

“Now, what’s clear is whereas we had plans in place at this time to mitigate in opposition to that energy, we did not execute sufficient and made errors. We have to go away and ensure we perceive what went unsuitable, and the way to verify we’re higher in that problem going ahead.”