No excuses from me, I found it embarrassing to watch. In fact I couldn't watch the last 20 minutes. They deserve all the scorn that will be poured on them. I am a proud englishmen, and love my rugby. Playing this afternoon myself at 47 years young.
They should all, bar, Jason Robinson, hand in their jerseys and go and hang their heads in shame.
Have England got a first team now?..... I wasn't sure if that was the 'fourths' or a Veterans team!
What is going on with the Home Nations? This is the Bloody World Cup, a time for opportunist rugby, not some second division safe playing tactics!
Flair, Enthusiasm, Winning spirit......Bloody Hard Work! Only the Welsh seem to have this right now and they can only do it in the second half!
This is an embarrassing promotion of the Glorious Game.
When do we start blaming Labour for taking Competitive Sport out of the education system? When we can't even field teams anymore? Thank God for British Military schooling in Germany, where our kids still compete in the arena!
Naturally, I was delighted with the result and still fell a warm glow.... however, I thought the English tried, were brave but hopelessly outgunned. The gap in what is a tired, way past its sell-by-date team and the rest of the world who have constantly injected new blood, new ideas and accepted nothing but the best is now painfully clear. It doesn't give me any pleasure to say this but Ireland are heading down the same drain.
The emergence of what were minnows like Georgia and Namibia (never mind Italy and Argentina whose time has come) will make this discrepency even more apparent. The English (and the Irish) should put out to grass 90% of their team and start again.