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10% Improvement To Win
Hardlymyfaultisit (IP Logged)
21 February, 2012 19:03
Rowntree says an all round improvement of 10% is needed to beat Wales.


I reckon a tad more meself but I suspect the players know that too.

Re: 10% Improvement To Win
PoyntonShark (IP Logged)
22 February, 2012 00:19
Almost impossible to quantify like that for me. The margins at test level are so tight that even tiny improvements in one area can lead to marked improvements on the scoreboard.

mm's difference between taking a try scoring pass and knocking on. Fractions of a second difference between delivering a try scoring pass and being intercepted etc...etc..

That said, England need to make a difference in quite a few areas in order to beat Wales, and in all honesty I don't see it happening.

There is far too much talk about good ball and bad ball. In my opinion, good ball is when you have possession and bad ball is when the opposition have it." - R.I.P. Dickie Jeeps 25/11/1931 - 08/10/2016

Re: 10% Improvement To Win
clutch (IP Logged)
22 February, 2012 14:21
I think with the improvement in defence, discipline and all round desire that it will be a tight game. 10% could do it. All that would mean is we play the same as before, but with occasional cutting edge, resulting in tries.

Re: 10% Improvement To Win
Hardlymyfaultisit (IP Logged)
22 February, 2012 20:09
As PS says, a fine line between winners and losers generally. Probably all down to errors, a touch of brilliance, injuries, missed tackles, luck and sadly the ref!

England really do have to create more than they have in the past 2 games and defend better (Wales would have finished off what the Jocks didnt and probably wouldnt let a lead go like the Italians did).

I suspect though that this side might not be good enough just yet!

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