Robshaw eyes improvement

Skipper wants England to improve further going into 'Le Crunch'

Last Updated: 01/03/12 10:57am

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England captain Chris Robshaw is adamant the team will bounce back strongly following their heartbreaking RBS Six Nations defeat to Wales.

England suffered their first defeat of the competition with a 19-12 reverse at Twickenham on Saturday, where a late try from Scott Williams proved the difference between the teams.

While frustrated to lose, Robshaw believes Stuart Lancaster's side are improving and there will be more to come when they take on France in Paris on March 11th.

He told Sky Sports: "We were very frustrated to lose and the manner in which we did, we felt that we went toe-to-toe with Wales and put them on the back foot and were leading for the majority of the game.

Cruel

"But international rugby can be quite cruel and it is about one or two mistakes and it's about playing for the 80 minutes.

"Of course our attacking game was much-improved and we spoke about that in the week building up to it and I think we'll have to step it up again going into the France game."

The Harlequins flanker also praised his team-mates for the intensity they have shown in training since the Wales defeat.

He added: "I think that shows in the way we actually play. Our defence is pretty good at the moment, I know that we have conceded a couple of tries but in general, its pretty good.

"And our attacking flurry is getting a lot better the more we understand how each other want to play."

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