England unchained: Steve Borthwick plots to break down skilful Scotland

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After a turbulent 2022 the hosts should be revitalised by their no-nonsense coaching team before a tricky Six Nations opener

Here we go again. Once more unto the breach. Imagine yourself in the boots of England’s players as they trot out under their latest management to kick off their 2023 Six Nations campaign at Twickenham. How would you feel? Underprepared? Probably. Unchained? Maybe. Unsure what to expect? In that respect they are no different from the thousands in the stands or the millions on their sofas.

Because no one can be entirely sure how England will fare after a turbulent winter of discontent. By rights this should be a tournament for sides who have not just jettisoned their head coach in midstream and teams who were not booed off last time they played at home. Expectations, for multiple reasons, are as modest as they have been for some time.

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Written by Robert Kitson
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/feb/03/england-unchained-steve-borthwick-plots-to-break-down-skilful-scotland under the title “England unchained: Steve Borthwick plots to break down skilful Scotland”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.