England completed their woeful Six Nations marketing campaign with their third defeat of the event in opposition to Eire.
Eddie Jones’ aspect completed fifth within the desk – having misplaced to the Irish, in addition to Wales and Scotland earlier within the competitors.
Sportsmail’s Nik Simon offers his finish of time period report card on England’s Six Nations flops.
England completed their woeful Six Nations marketing campaign with their third defeat of the event
It was telling that Tom Curry was despatched as much as fill-in for injured skipper Owen Farrell within the post-match press convention.
The 22-year-old has grown into the most effective on the planet in a staff with few standout performers. Anthony Watson is again to his finest on the wing, whereas Henry Slade has additionally proven himself as considered one of England’s silkiest operators.
SHOULD DO BETTER
Maro Itoje and Owen Farrell each performed their manner out of Lions captaincy debates. Itoje is a world XV participant, but he was a key sinner in England’s file penalty haul, and Farrell supplied extra bark than chunk.
England’s scrummaging group should additionally return to the drafting board.
Maro Itoje and Owen Farrell (pictured) each performed their manner out of Lions captaincy debates
FIGHTING FOR THEIR FUTURE
The entire Saracens contingent struggled. Elliot Daly has been written off as a Take a look at full-back, Jamie George misplaced his place to Luke-Cowan Dickie and Billy Vunipola went AWOL at instances.
Mark Wilson put in some valiant shows, however he might be 34 by the point of the World Cup last so he could also be phased out.
NUMBERS BEHIND THE DEMISE
5TH PLACE within the event — solely the second time England have completed that low within the Six Nations, after 2018. It’s the ninth time they’ve completed fifth within the competitors (1931, 1948, 1950, 1966, 1974, 1976, 1983, 2018).
121 POINTS conceded within the 5 video games, essentially the most they’ve ever let in, beating the whole of 115 from 2007.
11 TRIES conceded by England, their second-worst effort within the Six Nations behind 2019 (13) and equal with 2015 (11).
67 PENALTIES conceded with double figures in every match, which equalled the Six Nations file for a single staff set by Italy hours earlier. Maro Itoje conceded 12 on his personal, three greater than the subsequent worst, Mako Vunipola and Wales’ Wyn Jones.
1976 – The final time England misplaced their three Triple Crown video games in opposition to Eire, Wales and Scotland in a single 5/Six Nations event.
7 TESTS in a row wherein England have conceded the primary strive.