Owen Farrell is underneath stress to retain his place as England captain after plenty of mediocre performances, in response to Matt Dawson.
England eased to a six-try win over Italy at Twickenham however Farrell once more had an off-day, combating ball in hand whereas additionally lacking a few straight-forward conversions.
Whereas Dawson, who toured with the British and Irish Lions on three events, famous that the England captain remains to be world-class, he wrote for the BBC that Farrell is holding his workforce again in attacking play.
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“Owen Farrell is an England nice, however proper now it’s as if he doesn’t match within the facet’s attacking construction. Throughout Saturday’s win in opposition to Italy, you would inform the England captain was rattled.
“No matter is happening in his rugby life, he’s underneath stress. You could possibly see it at occasions when he was speaking to the referee.
“Farrell was scrapping, preventing and was fortunate he was not punished for a late deal with on Italy scrum-half Stephen Varney.
“He’s on the sting. He won’t prefer it, however we’ve got all been there and it’s got to be recognised by choice.
“It doesn’t imply Farrell isn’t going to be a world-class participant, however there simply must be a little bit of teaching and coaching – perhaps away from the facet.
“One thing must occur as a result of it’s holding England again,” Dawson wrote.
‘They appear to be fairly predictable.’
Whereas England have been capable of showcase their try-scoring means in opposition to Italy, severe doubts stay over their attacking prowess since their deflating loss to Scotland.
The previous England scrum-half raised questions over assault coach Simon Amor, claiming that opposing defences are simply capable of cope with them as their assault has turn into predictable.
“England don’t appear to have the ability to run the strains and idiot the opposition so that there’s a pretty clear line break. They appear to be fairly predictable.
“I’m not satisfied they’re being coached properly sufficient of their periods day after day. They have assault coach Simon Amor, who was a world-class sevens participant and little doubt has a incredible means to teach expertise.
“Does he have the data to be teaching a workforce tips on how to play 15-a-side attacking rugby at this stage? I’m but to be satisfied of that.
“We have now been informed we’re going to see an attacking facet now and England have modified their emphasis to assault. Each single workforce practises each defence and assault and England have made a meal out of it. I discover it nonsense.
“England wish to be the best workforce of all time. How on earth do they assume they will be the best workforce of all time in the event that they haven’t been practising their assault? That doesn’t make sense to me,” Dawson commented.
Wales will present a sterner problem for the English assault within the subsequent spherical of the Six Nations, though questions stay over the Welsh defence having performed in opposition to 14 males for almost all of their 160 minutes of motion to date.