In hindsight, however, it was also the wrong one.
All eyes will be on French referee Poite, who repeatedly penalised Australia at the scrum during the British and Irish Lions series-clinching win over the Wallabies. There was just one pass – just one – from either midfielder to the England wingers or fullback in the entire game. “They are a very physical team and have shown their strengths in terms of the set piece”, McBryde added.
In those few seconds after England were awarded the penalty, Robshaw no doubt weighed up the odds. But if we can get quick ball, it will pose a different threat to them. Ever since the draw was made in 2012 this was on the cards against Wales and Australia.
Management, players, media and ex players are all tearing a little strip off team England.
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Having lost to Wales this past weekend, he now also has injury worries.
Parling bristles at Warren Gatland’s suggestion Wales wanted it more, but accepts a more ruthless streak is required if the World Cup is to be rescued.
Morgan will be back on duty at No 8 after missing the Wales game with a knee injury. Rather than securing their position, this allowed Wales to capitalise still further.
“It was a great Welsh team performance and we have to understand that 80 minutes of rugby is going to be the minimum amount of effort for us”, he said.
Do not forget, of course, that Wales play a rested-up Fiji side on a short turnaround themselves. Referees are being strict on people staying on their feet at the breakdown so the attacking team can’t seal the ball off. Unless they have really good technique in their clear-out, it leaves potential space for that guy who has good turnover skills to get in there.
Morgan acknowledged Australia had improved since their last clash but believes the side still carries mental scars that can be exposed with a return to Twickenham.
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“If they do then I just have to tackle low”.
Ben Morgan thinks England can juggle Australia’s pack during Sunday’s showdown. The players must try to take a step back from the fray and keep the bigger picture in mind. So, they won’t have any fears.
We’ve focused on what we need to do against Australia, drawn a line under last weekend and moved on. “That was my call”, he told the TV reporter afterwards. That is why, as an England supporter, I tend to bet against England. “Iâm not a tournament organiser, Iâm not involved with England”, said Cheika.
Are there more injuries this World Cup?
“They are entitled to do that and are progressing their own careers and I have no interest in anything they have to say because they are not here”. If England beat Australia, I’ll be on an ecstatic high and won’t care about losing £100.