Robshaw vows England won’t crumble

Date published: December 1 2014

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England captain Chris Robshaw was pleased with how his side responded to the pressure ahead of their must-win game with Australia.

England captain Chris Robshaw was pleased with how his side responded to the pressure ahead of their must-win game with Australia.

A 26-17 victory ensured Stuart Lancaster’s side ended a rocky month on a high.

Reverting back to forward power to get the win at Twickenham, Robshaw said that the situation would benefit the squad goig forward.

“The pressure hasn’t been a bad thing, it’s just great to see how we have responded to it,” said Robshaw.

“Now we know that if it happens again the guys aren’t going to crumble, they are going to stand up to it. They’re going to find ways of winning.

“We all know we didn’t start well – for whatever reason, we’re not quite sure – but beating Australia was a great way to finish the series and that will give us confidence going into the Six Nations.

“If we had lost and looked back over this series having lost three out of four it would have been tough to take, especially being here at Twickenham, and especially with what’s happening next year.

“To get the win was extremely pleasing, but we know it’s not all smelling of roses and there are things to work on and improvements to be made.

“We know that when you get to a World Cup you can’t afford to lose one or two games because then you are packing your bags and watching everyone else on TV.”

England’s next Test will be the opener for the Six Nations against Wales in February.

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