Farrell: England determined to bounce back against Scotland

England backs coach Andy Farrell insists Scotland should watch out for a Red Rose side with a point to prove when the two meet at Twickenham on Saturday afternoon. [more]

Farrell: England determined to bounce back against Scotland

England backs coach Andy Farrell insists Scotland should watch out for a Red Rose side with a point to prove when the two meet at Twickenham on Saturday afternoon.

England tasted defeat for the first time in 2015 when they lost out to Ireland 19-9 in Dublin – British & Irish Lions fly-half Jonathan Sexton kicking 14 points for the hosts.

They have had two weeks to lick their wounds ahead of the visit of Scotland, with Farrell admitting England had taken the time to digest what had happened against the Irish.

Scotland themselves have lost three games on the spin but Farrell, who helped coach the Lions to success against Australia in 2013, insists his England troops are itching to get out on the field and put in a performance that counts.

“What happened against Ireland is a massive factor for this game,” he said. “Hopefully, we’ll put in a performance that matters.

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“You learn a lot from a loss. Lads who haven’t been in that type of position before will have learnt a lot.

“We didn’t play our best but Ireland, like most good sides, have a way of making an impact on the game and they did that very successfully. There is a determination to put a performance in.

“We’re confident about the breakdown and our discipline for this week. They are big areas we have worked on.”

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