By Ann Pickering, Chief HR Officer and Chief of Staff Today marks A-Level results day…Read more
One more game to #WearTheRose and bring home the Grand Slam
The ticker tape has fallen, the champagne corks have been cleared up and the plaudits have been taken. England’s weekend of glory and praise for winning the Triple Crown has been and gone. The focus is clearly on a clean sweep and the ultimate goal of achieving a Grand Slam in Paris this Saturday.
Eddie Jones’ side have been a different animal in this RBS 6 Nations. Ruthless, strong and hungry throughout. He has installed some much needed confidence and belief into them and this has been demonstrated on the pitch. The relief around Twickenham after the 25-21 win over Wales was clear from the fans. It’s been a tough period for England and now, with only one victory away from lifting the Grand Slam for the first time in 13 years, the anticipation for glory couldn’t be more evident.
This was echoed by Chris Robshaw who has been a colossal in the team the last few weeks. Chris said:
“There are a lot of us who have been involved in England set ups for some time now and to actually win something is fantastic. Now we want to go that one stage further, only 12 English teams have ever got a Grand Slam, and that’s what we want to achieve this weekend.”
Robshaw is one of a number of English players that have stood out in this RBS 6 Nations. Eddie Jones called for leaders and big performances prior to the tournament and he has certainly had some. Owen Farrell’s range has been superb, Jonathan Joseph has been a threat throughout and the pace and handling of Anthony Watson has been world class at times. We could go on with the praise for the team.
The message is clear from the squad, the fans and beyond. We want the Grand Slam and this Saturday England could bring us just that. Keep up your fantastic support for the lads and #WearTheRose with pride and passion. We’ve got one more battle to go and you can follow all the action on our Twitter and Instagram channels.
Relive the best of England vs Wales in #O2InsideLine with James Haskell, Maro Itoje and Elliot Daly.