That interview was symptomatic of England in 2018. A player who has been utterly woeful mirroring his ill-disciplined coach and making a very poor decision - made himself look a right bellend.
A very poorly coached team now, front 5 give away far too many daft penalties at set-pieces and in open play (Someone needs to give Itoje a rocket as he's regressing as a player) - the backs need a couple of players that do the basics well - say what you want about Mike Brown but when things have got messy he's still made his tackles and played well defensively.
Broken record but George Ford needs a lengthy hiatus from the international game - only notice he's on the pitch when you're in the opposition 22. It's alright saying he needs front-foot ball and forwards doing their jobs to be effective but it's a crap argument when you've got Danny Cipriani who has been sensational all season with a less than stellar Wasps pack.
For about 38 minutes that was as close to perfect as you could get from England but One mental error from Farrell and a well taken taken try by NZ the momentum all with them now. Fully expect NZ to win this now by about 7-10 points but more than credible overall from England so far.
Not a massive rugby fan, but was looking forward to seeing a good match and cancelled what I normally do on a Saturday morning, but England clearly never showed up. Really was a disappointing show. Jones said they were ready, but they were never really in the match. Well done South Africa, who had a plan and stuck to it. I didn't see the NZ match, but that was England's final by the sound of it. I feel sorry for the England supporters, who paid thousands of pounds to watch a no-show. Will Jones walk away now?
Didn’t actually come for the rugby, that was a fortunate coincidence but so disappointing last night.
I really thought we didn’t get the rub of the green from the referee tbh who made some decisions that at times swung momentum against us, however we lost to the better team so no real complaints tbf.
I thought the SA try looked a forward pass & that was the feeling from SA fans, Kiwis and Welsh in the bar too - but the commentary was in Japanese so not sure what was being said. What did ITV say about it? That could have changed the game tbh but ultimately SA deserved their win.
Yeah it was a matter of time anyway, I’m glad it wasn’t a game changing decision/change the course of the game.
I have to say most of the SA fans I’ve met out here have been weird, aggressive and just generally dicks. Speaking to other fans too, they had some real horror stories from them as well. However, I’m really pleased for Kolisi (SA captain). What a stunning story that is from where he’s come from & what he’s achieved. He’s a true inspiration and if we could lose to any captain lifting the trophy, I’m glad it’s him
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