Robinson hails new England

Date published: July 11 2016

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Former England head coach Andy Robinson is backing the team to "go all the way" following their impressive series victory over Australia.

Robinson, who was assistant coach to Sir Clive Woodward in 2003 before taking on the top job, is currently director of rugby at Bristol.

And he admits to being a keen observer of the national team on their tour to take on the Wallabies, a visit they won via the 3-0 whitewash.

"This side can go all the way," revealed Robinson, whose team are now back in the Premiership, when speaking to BBC 5 Live.

"They are well coached and have a great attitude. They are tough competitors and their feet are on the floor in terms of the mental edge that they have."

Australia hasn't been a happy hunting ground for England over the years and that's why the 3-0 win has caused Robinson to hail the team.

"I can't stress enough how great that is," he said.

"I've taken sides down to Australia – and sides have gone on many occasions – and been beaten heavily on a summer tour before winning at Twickenham.

"So to go away [from home] after a long season and perform in the way they did was tremendous.

"It's slightly different to the side that we had in 2003 because our side was a little bit older. This is a young side, and it bodes well for English rugby that this team can play together for many, many years, and that's very exciting."

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