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작성자 Deneen Gaston 작성일23-04-02 02:33 조회5회 댓글0건


At the end of the night, as the last of the plastic pint cups were cleared from the wreckage, England's team bus was heckled out of Twickenham.
'Cheerio! Cheerio! Cheerio!' shouted a group of drunk middle-aged Frenchmen wearing tricolour cockerels on their heads.
It rounded off one of English rugby's most embarrassing days. Their biggest ever defeat at home and a record belting. 
They were tortured by France and tossed into the dungeon of sporting history.

The last time they conceded anywhere near as many points as this was in 2008 when Steve Borthwick was captain rather than coach.

On Saturday, as he trudged down from his seat in the stands after the final whistle, the home fans who had bothered to stay looked on in stunned silence.

What had they just witnessed? Not just a defeat but an evisceration.
Borthwick bemoaned losing the collisions but there was more to it than that. Collectively and individually, England were beaten in every department - speed of thought, fight, tactical clarity.
England suffered their worst ever defeat at Twickenham losing 10-53 to France in the Six Nations as Les Bleus ran riot
Freddie Steward scored the only try for England in a scrappy performance that saw England concede too many of errors
It was a tough day at the office for captain Ellis Genge, who led England out for the first time in place of Owen Farrell  
Before kick-off, All Blacks coaches Ian Foster and Joe Schmidt joined the queue for the burger van outside the ground.

They are travelling through Europe on a World Cup reconnaissance mission, before they kick off the competition against the French hosts on the opening night.
France sent a huge statement their way, showing a potent mix of power and panache, while England looked like a team that will struggle to get out of the group stages.
France looked the part when they arrived at the ground in their tailored suits and ties, and they took their swagger on to the pitch.

They took just 106 seconds to make their mark on the scoreboard.
Gael Fickou pinched the ball from Jack van Poortvliet's grasp at the first ruck and England immediately resorted to their predictable kicking game. 
Their opening box kick was overdone and Romain Ntamack ran it back from his own half.
Offload after offload, Charles Ollivon to Thibaud Flament to Ethan Dumortier to Thomas Ramos, and France were through. England's floodgates were smashed open.
England's forwards were pulverised to the extent that any debate about who should be wearing the No 10 shirt barely got going.

They were repeatedly penalised at the ruck, allowing Thomas Ramos to edge the visiting side ahead from the kicking tee.
There will surely be selection casualties after this. Van Poortvliet and Alex Dombrandt underperformed.
Anthony Watson fumbled a high ball and his pack was ambushed at the breakdown. Antoine Dupont sold a dummy to Maro Itoje and pinned back the hosts with a 50-22 kick. A couple of phases later, lock Flament, who once played for Loughborough University's fifth XV, powered over to extend the lead to 17-0.
All England had to show for their first-half efforts was three points from Marcus Smith.

And the closing scene before they returned to the dressing room featured Smith on his backside, having been tramped by Ollivon en route to England's try-line.
After 46 minutes, Borthwick wielded the axe. Alex Mitchell and Owen Farrell replaced Van Poortvliet and Henry Slade.
Two minutes later, with Mitchell injecting tempo at the ruck, England built 12 phases, running hard and flat before Freddie Steward ran off the ruck to score. The momentum changed momentarily but came swinging back like a giant French pendulum.
Second row Thibaud Flament crashed over twice and proved a formidable force both carrying the ball and in the line-out 
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Thomas Ramos was the star of the show for France, scoring a try while kicking six conversions and two penalties 
He opened the scoring after two minutes in a shocking start to England, with France going on to score seven tries in the game
Antoine Dupont caused problems for England throughout, showing off his excellent kicking skills while scoring a try himself
Dupont chipped over the ruck and Steward, who was one of the few England players who came through with his pride intact, made a rare mistake by allowing the ball to bounce.

Ntamack palmed the ball into Flament's grasp for the lock to score his second.
Then Dupont manhandled Smith over his own try-line and France pounced. Street smart, Ollivon spotted the ball over the line, meaning he was onside to simply touch down and score.
Players and supporters alike, the English looked shell-shocked.
The fans poured out. They would rather stand at Twickenham train station than witness this scale of humiliation. Ollie Lawrence left with an injury and Dombrandt stepped into the backline.

Fickou spotted the No 8 on the wing and kicked the ball wide for Damian Penaud to pounce.
By this point, England had tapped out of the fight. Penaud scored again in the 75th minute as the size of Borthwick's job as England coach turned into a bleak reality.

They travel to Ireland next week to face the world's No 1 team. A daunting prospect but surely it cannot get any worse than this?


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