Brian Moore Comment

Brian Moore Comment

Having virtually no possession and going behind by two tries in the first 15 minutes would have buried most sides.

England found a way to cling on and then took advantage of a marginal, though correct, obstruction call, which prevented them going further behind. This sort of resilience is the staple of good sides and is not easily acquired. You need not only the mental belief in your colleagues and game structure; you need to manufacture a way to scavenge points.

England did this through keeping tremendous physical pressure on the Australians at the breakdown, a phase of play at which they habitually dominate.

The contributions of man-of-the-match James Haskell, and 'man of the underrated' Chris Robshaw, were crucial. The twin threat of David Pocock and Michael Hooper was not just nullified, it was eclipsed by a turnover ratio of 6:1 in a first half in which England were second best for long periods.

– Entry was posted on June 14th, 2016 by James Haskell

You may also like

© 2018 JHH&F - James Haskell Health and Fitness Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
All Rights Reserved