Despite winning the World Cup against Japan, England was criticized for its “repulsive rugby.”.

Despite winning the World Cup against Japan, England was criticized for its “repulsive rugby.”.

In their second Rugby World Cup game, England defeated Japan, but Steve Borthwick’s team faced some backlash for how they got there.

Olivier Magne, a former star of France, was one of many who criticized England’s performance against Japan, despite Steve Borthwick leading his team to a second consecutive Rugby World Cup pool stage victory.

Tom Curry’s early loss didn’t stop Borthwick’s team from defeating Argentina in their opening match, and they then defeated Japan 34-12.
Although England eventually won, it wasn’t an easy victory.
Before three tries in the final 25 minutes, the lead was only one point.

There was a lot of criticism during the game, with former England player Jeremy Guscott calling the performance “pretty boring.”.
Magne, who represented France at the World Cups in 1999 and 2003, was much more forceful.

Magne posted on social media, “This English team is ugly!”.
No enthusiasm, desire, or consistency.
Rugby is disgusting, and [George] Ford is the absolute antithesis of the sport.

Both England and France have won their opening two games.
In the tournament’s opening match, the hosts handed New Zealand a humiliating loss, and they went on to defeat Uruguay despite facing an early scare.

A semifinal matchup may be in store if both teams triumph in their respective pools.
While England’s next opponents are Chile and Samoa, France still has games left against Namibia and Italy.

Comment on whether England’s performance during the World Cup was adequate.

The crucial try came from England’s second attempt, and it happened under peculiar circumstances.
When the ball bounced off Joe Marler’s head, Courtney Lawes was given an unlikely chance to complete the task.

Number eight Ben Earl responded to the good fortune, “What do they say‚Ķ the more we practice the luckier we get?”.
“We’ll accept that.

Freddie Steward and Joe Marchant each scored a try for England before the game ended.
Even though they didn’t know they would win until the very end of the game, England’s fourth try, which was scored right before the buzzer, earned them a bonus point.

After the game, Borthwick seemed to be more concerned with the outcome than the process his team used to get there.
The head coach said, “I think in the end, players find a way and that’s the important thing.

“Under these circumstances, it was difficult. 37 times were kicked today by Japan.
When was the last time you witnessed a Japan team kick 37 times?

The head coach of England continued, “We knew the fourth quarter was going to be the crucial one.
“We thought this game might be close, and we thought the fourth quarter was when we could pick up the pace.


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