Steve Borthwick admits England face ‘stark reality’ after thrashing by France

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Steve Borthwick admitted England’s humiliating record defeat by France was a stark reality check after his side were booed off the pitch at Twickenham following their heaviest ever home loss.

England’s slim hopes of claiming the Six Nations title were blown away by an inspired France, who ran in seven tries in a 53-10 victory. The record defeat remains a 76-0 humbling by Australia in 1998 but this was their heaviest loss at Twickenham and laid bare how far off the pace England are in their last home competitive match before the World Cup.

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Written by Gerard Meagher at Twickenham
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/mar/11/ellis-genge-admits-england-were-taught-a-harsh-lesson-in-hammering-by-france under the title “Steve Borthwick admits England face ‘stark reality’ after thrashing by France”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.