Andy Farrell shuts down Six Nations suggestion as England pile strain on Eire | Rugby | Sport

Eire head coach Andy Farrell has firmly dismissed options that retaining the Guinness Six Nations title may now really feel like a letdown. This comes after the crew’s bid for consecutive Grand Slams ended with Saturday’s shut defeat by England.

Eire was in a seemingly robust place earlier than their last-minute loss to England at Twickenham. Nonetheless, they’ll almost guarantee an general win by not dropping to Scotland within the remaining spherical of the match.

Even when they do lose, Steve Borthwick’s English facet would want to attain a bonus-point victory in France to take the title.

Farrell believes it might be “unjust” for his crew to nonetheless be in rivalry for the Grand Slam contemplating England’s distinctive efficiency underneath Borthwick. He’s desperate to see the larger image as we transfer in the direction of St Patrick’s weekend celebrations in Dublin.

He requested: “Anti-climax? What number of instances have we received the Six Nations?”

Reminding everybody of the distinctive place Eire holds, he stated: “Everybody would like to be in our place. We have got to ensure we’re loving that problem as nicely.”

Talking in regards to the unimaginable help from Irish followers he added: “I’ve completely little question that they (Eire supporters) 100 per cent shall be on track. Paddy’s weekend once more, with the prospect of profitable a Six Nations.”

Acknowledging the toughness of the competitors he talked about: “It may have been slightly bit higher however Grand Slams are unbelievably onerous to return by. Six Nations are onerous sufficient, as everybody would vouch for.”

No crew has managed to win the Grand Slam twice in a row through the Six Nations period. The final crew to do that was France, again within the 1998 5 Nations.

Eire almost broke this document, thanks to 2 tries from James Lowe and 4 penalties from Jack Crowley.

Nevertheless, a last-minute drop objective from Marcus Smith gave England a well-deserved 23-22 victory. This has led to questions on Eire’s technique within the remaining minutes of the sport.

Farrell commented: “I believed we may have kicked longer and out. There’s one we kicked lengthy and never out; the opposite one was out and slightly bit brief. However these are small bits that matter ultimately.”

He concluded by saying, “On the finish of the day, I would sound silly saying this however I believed it might have been unjust for England to not win the sport. I believed they performed very well.”

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