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The England team will remain unchanged for the upcoming rugby match against Scotland on Saturday in the Six Nations tournament. Ben Youngs who is a promising scrum half has been released from the squad. Despite his broken nose Jonny May the winger from Gloucester is hopeful to play although it is to be seen whether he plays in the starting team or not. May broke his while playing against France where England suffered a narrow defeat. Courtney Lawes who suffered from a cheekbone bruising is also fit to play in Saturday’s match. England may face a problem in the flying half area because they have only one specialist there. Owen Farrell has been given the responsibility to handle that part as both Freddie Burns and George Ford has been released from the squad. It is to be seen whether this is a tactical move from England or not because in the last few matches they have played with more than one fly half specialist.
Stuart Lancaster the coach of the England team said that Lee Dickson and Danny Care deserve a second chance although both of them have slipped to a ninth spot. He is confident about their performance and hopes that Saturday’s match will prove to be a turning point for them. He also said that the defeat against France was a disappointing as they were so close to winning it. However he said that the players will see the next game as a comeback match. On asked whether the France game was a setback for the team or not he said that it was not. There were times when England almost got the better of France but ultimately one team had to win. He added that the game against Scotland will be a better one and they would surely try their level best to win it.
Saturday- 8th of February, 2014 was an eventful day at the Six Nations Championship 2014 because Ireland defeated Wales on one hand and on the other hand England defeated Scotland in their respective rugby matches. By winning against Scotland, England has been able to retain the Calcutta Cup. It is the 5th time that England has won the Calcutta Cup (this is an individual competition that is held under the supervision of the Six Nations Championship).
Scotland had lost the opening rugby match against Ireland and therefore fans were expecting the team to make a comeback by defeating its archrival England. However, Scotland turned out to be absolutely toothless. On the other hand, England had also been defeated by France in the opening rugby match at the Six Nations tournament. But the defeat did not affect it and England landed up winning the next match against Scotland.
During the match, the tries were scored by Mike Brown (fullback) and Luther Burell (centre). Along with that Owen Farrell missed three of his goal kicks. However, England’s victory was not hampered at all. England played so well that it scored twenty points. The opponent team was not given a chance to score any point at all.
England is now preparing itself for the home match against the undefeated rugby team of Ireland on 22nd of February, 2014. If England wins this match then it will have a chance of contending for the Triple Crown. The current status of England is so impressive that it might end up winning the match on 22nd February, 2014.
Stuart Lancaster (coach of England) is absolutely delighted with the performance of England. He is of the opinion that Ireland has been playing very well in the Six Nations Championship this year but then England is confident enough to give Ireland a tough competition.
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England rugby team has a new coach in Stuart Lancaster. He has been appointed the full time coach after is brilliant performance in helping the team come together as a strong unit. He helped boost the team morale and helped the fans regain their faith on the national side. He gave England rugby a new lease of life.
The Rugby Football Union has appointed him as coach till 2016 January. Lancaster was chosen as the coach of England Rugby team ahead of Nick Mallett, who had previously coached South Africa and Italy. Ian Ritchie, the Chairman of the advisory panel that Lancaster’s skill and tenacity was ideal for him to become the coach of England rugby team.
After the former coach Martin Johnson had stepped down in November 2011 after England’s harrowing defeat in New Zealand, Stuart Lancaster was appointed as an interim coach. Under his guidance, the English side went on to win their first match against Scotland after four attempts and also won their match against Rome thereafter. Although the team eventually lost to Wales, their victory again France and Ireland helped them come second-a great performance after their World Cup loss.
Lancaster introduced new players into the England rugby team and helped boost their morale and win fans after their debacle in the World Cup. Lancaster is going all out to create a team of players who are going to be ready to give a great performance and win the World Cup in 2015. In an attempt to prepare the players for the matches, he took the whole England rugby team to Leeds for a training camp and brought in inspirational speakers to help motivate and encourage them.
He is helping the team to train and gain their confidence, forgetting about the loss that turned them from heroes to enemies of the nation.
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