Jamie George has apologised to followers after England collapsed to the heaviest defeat of their Twickenham historical past per week earlier than they deal with the hardest project in world rugby.
Sensational France turned on the model on Saturday to assert a 53-10 victory that reinforces their standing as World Cup favourites and retains alive their flickering hopes of retaining the Six Nations title.
But England had been woeful and lots of supporters reacted to essentially the most damning proof of their workforce’s decline but by streaming out of the bottom earlier than the ultimate whistle, whereas others booed to sign Steve Borthwick’s transient honeymoon interval was over.
Grand slam-chasing Ireland lie in wait on the Aviva Stadium in Saturday’s climax to the event and, with Andy Farrell’s males sitting atop the worldwide rankings, George is aware of a direct response is required.
“Fans leaving early is tough to take because I can relate to that – I’m a fan myself,” the veteran Saracens hooker stated.
“I wish to apologise as a result of I’m one among them actually. I might be gutted if I’d turned as much as Twickenham to see an England workforce play like that.
“We are sorry and we have to ensure that we get higher and study from this expertise as a result of it’s clear now we have a protracted approach to go.
“We haven’t been ok for the England followers for a short time now and I can relate to what they’re feeling.
“But what I’d like to say to them is please stick with us because we’re going to fight and we’re going to scrap to make sure we’re a significantly better team going forward. Hopefully we don’t disappoint them like that again.
“We didn’t turn up against the second best team in the world. It isn’t panic stations by any means, but there needs to be some conversations about how we move on from this.
“You’ve got two options when you have a result like this – you can roll over and throw your toys out the pram, or you can learn why it happened and what you need to do to fix it.
“We’re hurting and we never want to feel like this again. You want to make sure we learn and get better because it’s a big six months now.”
Ireland underlined their title credentials by thumping Scotland 22-7 at Murrayfield on Sunday – even whereas an onfield harm disaster was unfolding round them.
As a sign of their superiority over a facet that’s taking part in to keep away from registering simply two wins for a 3rd successive Six Nations, bookmakers have put in the hosts as heavy odds on favourites to clinch their fourth Grand Slam.
“The coaches, the players – we are hurting from that. There is no doubt we are hurt. We are incredibly disappointed by what went out on that field,” Borthwick stated.
“We never want that to happen. Now that it’s happened, we’ve got to make sure we learn as fast as we can from it so that that kind of performance is never repeated.
“When you lose the contact area as badly as we did you are going backwards in attack, you are going backwards in defence, and that becomes very hard to get any foothold in the game.
“We found out there’s a big difference between where we currently are and where France are.
“We know in seven days’ time we’ve got an incredible challenge in front of us, so we need to be much better for that.”