England Rugby Coach Steve Borthwick Defiant Amid Low Expectations

Englands head coach, Steve Borthwick, remains confident in his teams abilities despite low expectations and a series of defeats leading up to the Rugby World Cup. England has faced five defeats in six games, leading bookmakers to label them as 16-1 outsiders for the tournament.

Borthwick, however, believes that his squad, led by captain Courtney Lawes, is being prematurely written off. “I sense there is a feeling among the players, theyve been written off too early,” Borthwick said. “People have called time on them a bit too early. I think there is a lot of class in this squad.

Borthwick pointed to players like Courtney Lawes and Manu Tuilagi, who have faced setbacks and injuries in their careers but have overcome them. He believes the team’s resilience will help them perform well in the World Cup.

The squad also includes flanker Tom Curry, who is making his first start of the year after recovering from an injury that caused him to miss the Six Nations and warm-up games. Curry is eager to face Argentina and is confident in his abilities.

Captain Courtney Lawes, who sees this World Cup as his last opportunity, is determined to give his all and finish his career without regrets. He emphasized the importance of matching Argentina’s passion in their upcoming match.

While Lawes brings a more relaxed style of leadership compared to Owen Farrell, who is currently suspended, he assured that England would match Argentina’s intensity on the field. “We are going out all guns blazing, and we are going to give it everything we have got,” Lawes stated.

England will face Argentina in their World Cup opener, and despite the odds, Borthwick and his team remain resolute in their determination to prove their critics wrong.