The most exciting thing about this new England? How they’re going to play | Ugo Monye

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Jamie George has told his players not to be afraid to make mistakes – that suggests a side ready to shed their inhibitions

Sometimes it’s the snippets that you see or hear in Test week which resonate and the most impressive thing that has come out of the England camp lately has been Jamie George telling the players at the end of training sessions, “Don’t be afraid to make mistakes”. That gets me so excited about this new-look England team.

It is cause for excitement because it tells me that players are trying things in training. Whether it’s an offload, or an extra pass or just scanning and playing that little bit more instinctively. The perception is that England have been too inhibited or too rigid in an attacking sense of late but to hear Jamie’s statement to the squad fills me with optimism that we will see some of their attacking potential.

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Written by Ugo Monye
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