England has the little hazard of triumphing this year’s Rugby World Cup, due to the fact the modern crop of players doesn’t understand a way to win video games.
That’s the opinion of Steve Thompson.
The Rugby World Cup starts nowadays, with hosts Japan taking up Russia.
England had been surpassed a quite smooth organization this year, with Argentina, France, Tonga, and USA taking up the rest of the slots.
Eddie Jones’ team are one of the favorites to win the event for the first time for the reason that 2003, however, Thompson believes that it is not likely that they will have the mental strength to prevail.
”The hassle with this England squad is that I don’t think they understand a way to win games,” Thompson told 888Sport.
“We noticed in the Six Nations that they couldn’t close video games out in the 2nd half of. They get themselves in winning positions wherein they have to mentally recover from the line however then they don’t use sufficient intellectual strength. That’s the toughest element to do in a World Cup – hold yourselves mentally difficult.
“We were very fortunate in my day with the leaders we had. All groups in recent times speak approximately their terrific leaders however England have Vunipola now who is an extremely good player however he’s in all likelihood no longer the fine talker. Yet they have got compelled him into being a frontrunner.
“Ben Youngs is the same. He’s not a pacesetter but a maverick and he’s one of the troubles at times when the video games are going off a piece. He seems to lose the plot a bit. And he’s supposed to be one of the leaders? That’s a worry for me.”
England’s squad is deep in nice, allowing Jones to rotate his team round because the organization progresses.
But Thompson went on to explain why this can be a terrible factor for the South African.
“Sometimes having such electricity extensive may be a weak spot because it’s about getting the combos proper,” he persisted.
“It’s ridiculous what number of accurate players they’ve within the second row and it’s quite sad clearly that in current years they had been missing there yet now they’ve so many.
“I’m worried that [Jones] will push some of the one’s players – like [Courtney] Lawes – into the back row then you’ll lose the lower back row and it will mess things round apiece. It’s a shame we’ve got four or 5 world elegance 2nd rows.
“We’ll see inside the Tonga suit what his vision is and how he wants them to play and we’ll simply take it from there.”