England Coach Steve Borthwick Excited for World Cup despite Six Nations Struggles
England coach Steve Borthwick remains optimistic about his team’s chances ahead of the World Cup in France, despite a disappointing Six Nations campaign. The team finished fourth in the table after registering only two wins, with their final match against Grand Slam winners Ireland resulting in a 29-16 loss.
Speaking after the match in Dublin, Borthwick said “although the team is not where it could be, I’m excited about what these players can do for the World Cup.” He added that the team will thoroughly debrief the Six Nations and move forward with clear direction.
Borthwick took over as England coach in December, replacing Eddie Jones. He said he is looking forward to having more time to work with the squad over the coming months, stating that “this has been five intense games and effectively you then have one main training session a week.” He is confident that with more preparation time and conditioning for international rugby, the team will see growth in the coming year.
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