Steve Borthwick rues England’s ‘missed opportunities’ in defeat by Wales

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England have blamed their defeat in Cardiff on a lack of attacking ruthlessness but insist they will bounce back against Wales at Twickenham next Saturday. While the visitors were left try-less and conceded 21 turnovers at the Principality Stadium, the head coach, Steve Borthwick, believes the outcome would have been different had his side taken all their chances.

“In the first half we created lots of opportunities but we turned over the ball too much in the opposition 22,” said Borthwick. “You can’t do that in Test rugby. We have to make sure we take our opportunities next weekend. Every one of these experiences will be positive for us as we build towards the World Cup. The team will start to sharpen up over the next few weeks as we play the next three games.”

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Written by Robert Kitson at the Principality Stadium
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