Six Nations preview: England

Date published: January 29 2015

We preview each of the team’s prospects ahead of the upcoming Six Nations Championship. Next up, England.

Limping into this year’s competition as injuries to key players rack up, England are faced with the same old issues of who to pick in midfield and remain sitting on the cusp of greatness, having yet to convince that they can actually win this year’s Rugby World Cup on home soil. Even victory over Australia at the end of November couldn’t hide that England have work to do and in very little time, although the potential is there.

Last Year: England finished within a whisker of the Six Nations title, ten points behind Ireland’s points difference at the top of the table with four wins out of five. Thrashing Italy 52-11 wasn’t enough but England’s real letdown was the opening loss in Paris, where for once their forward pack were outmuscled and Ga