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Andy Robinson would chop off equally his arms and try to eat them in return for Scotland beating England tomorrow. He may well not need to have to.

He has more than a fighting opportunity also, even if his team is rock bottom of the Six Nations table on zero points and an assault a lot more constipated than England’s.

Scotland have just lost to Italy, not scored a consider in four of their previous five games and their ace goal kicker Chris Paterson is injured.

They’re staring at the Wood Spoon and, in all likelihood, a humiliating whitewash if they eliminate this a single as they complete up actively playing Ireland at Croke Park.

England’s inability to score tries is properly identified but versus Ireland they showed they cannot stop them either.

So what do they do? Drop Lewis Moody, their ideal participant this year, and yet again dismiss Ben Foden, the 1 guy with the type to make some thing take place.

What is attack coach Brian Smith carrying out? He’s meant to be the still left-discipline thinker on England’s coaching workers.

Left-subject? He’s additional correct than Margaret Thatcher. England do not alter their angles any more in the again line. There’s no operating off the ball, no adjust of course. They will not even do simple switches any far more.

His tactic must be to consider and put on Scotland down for an hour and then ship on Moody, Foden, Ben Youngs and Courtney Lawes to boost the tempo via the roof.


Dilemma is I reckon England will be in a hole by then. I get Scotland, with their remarkable back row, to be ahead soon after an hour.

And history displays Murrayfield right after darkish, with all the enthusiasm Scotland supporters deliver to this fixture, is no spot to be chasing a recreation.

By no means before have I gone into a rugby gaming amongst England and Scotland pondering that Scotland will win. This is the first time.

So how do England go about retaining the smirk off Robbo’s encounter? They can start off by kicking a million occasions greater.

Perform with much more tempo and far more ambition, look soon after the ball and in fact back themselves to defeat individuals. In brief, present some courage.

A single player did that in the last gaming, Jonny Wilkinson. How on earth he arrived in for criticism I just will not know. He was England’s ideal again by a region mile.

Individuals need to have to look either side of him. Riki Flutey went fully missing against Ireland, Danny Treatment was not considerably greater. He takes three measures and passes with his shoulders closed to the opposition so he by no means pulls the fringes in.

I would perform Shontayne Hape at inside of-centre and instruct him to be within 5 metres of Jonny at all occasions.

Jonny would then have a person to draw the concentrate off him, a massive presence to beat individuals, to give a transform of angle and who Jonny can offload to beneath stress.

But England have not completed that. I can only assume Johnno has provided these people a final warning. Deliver now or it can be adios. If he has not he’d much better get a transfer on.

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