Six Nations opener in Italy was a chance to remove shackles and develop risk versus reward gameplan but it remains a work in progress
Shortly after arriving in Rome, Jamie George, ever the cricket fan, was discussing the merits of Bazball and how a similar approach may manifest itself within the England squad he now captains. With tongue firmly in cheek he suggested he might attempt a drop goal in the first two minutes against Italy as something akin to ramping a six over the wicketkeeper’s head.
Suffice to say this never materialised during England’s three-point victory against Italy that leaves onlookers uncertain whether much progress has been made since the World Cup and with the visit of Wales to Twickenham looming on Saturday.
Written by Gerard Meagher in Rome
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2024/feb/04/steve-borthwick-england-rugby-union-six-nations under the title “Baby steps for Borthwick’s England in quest to deliver fearless approach”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.