Two defeats stir memories of collapse three years ago but with France next ‘feeling in the camp is we are getting somewhere’
Jamie George has no fears England are on a similar slide to 2018, when two defeats in their opening three Six Nations matches shredded their hopes of retaining the title. England mounted a meek defence of their crown three years ago, losing their final three matches and the opening two Tests of their tour to South Africa, prompting Eddie Jones to overhaul his squad before the 2019 World Cup.
“It has a different feel to 2018,” says George, the Saracens hooker who like many of his colleagues went into the Six Nations less than match hardened. “We were nowhere near our best against Scotland, and while it was more like us against Italy, we were still not firing on all cylinders.
Written by Paul Rees
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