Steve Borthwick opted towards making any adjustments to his XV for the go to of Wales to Twickenham on Saturday.
That’s regardless of a far-from-perfect in Italy final outing, when England didn’t safe a bonus level and seemed second-best in spells.
However former England winger Chris Ashton defined why Borthwick has saved religion within the present lineup.
“I don’t assume that England have to do something otherwise after they play Wales, and I don’t assume that Steve Borthwick can at this stage,” he informed Playing Zone.
“They received the primary sport, OK, there wasn’t a bonus level in there. I heard Steve’s feedback within the post-match interview the place he mentioned that the staff has solely had three excessive depth, tough coaching classes collectively to place issues in place.
“Keep in mind there are a number of new faces within the squad – new caps – so these gamers wouldn’t have had that a lot time on the pitch collectively. They are going to enhance as a staff with the extra time they spend collectively, so I don’t assume making adjustments now can be the suitable strategy.
“England want continuity. You can see within the efficiency towards Italy that issues have been coming collectively. I noticed a number of effort and endeavour within the efficiency, however the timing was somewhat bit off, so that’s one thing that ought to enhance this weekend.
“I believed England have been caught out a few instances earlier on in defence, however issues dramatically improved within the second half. Steve made a few tweaks and issues improved.
“The Italian assault induced England issues, so that’s the bit they’ll wish to ensure they don’t get caught out on after they play Wales on the weekend. To ensure that England to do this, they should hold the identical personnel so the staff can actually begin to construct a connection collectively.”