Wales defeat can spur these guys to World Cup glory, insists England coach Farrell

By Martha Kelner

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Andy Farrell says England can use their Six Nations disappointment to spur them on to glory at the 2015 World Cup.

A dejected England squad stood in a circle, arms linked and eyes cast downwards as the Wales players did a lap of honour round the Millennium Stadium.

But coach Farrell said, though hard to take at the time, a young England team would do well to remember that moment and use it to inspire them to greater victories. 

Dejected: England players come to terms with their defeat to Wales

Dejected: England players come to terms with their defeat to Wales

Dejected England head coach Stuart Lancaster

‘It’s a good experience for our boys to stand there and actually see what it’s like to lift the Six Nations trophy,’ he said. ‘Hopefully, it will stick in our minds for a while.’

Farrell also said England could take heart from the World Cup-winning squad of 2003, who lost a few Slams before going on to achieve success in Australia.

‘Without a shadow of a doubt it’s been a brilliant learning experience,’ said Farrell. ‘It’s a big game and we’ve not been involved in fighting for a trophy before. We’ve played against a side today who have been there and done that on plenty of occasions and all credit to them, because they completely dominated us today. They taught us a lesson in many areas and we can learn from the way they did things.’

Happy days: Wales celebrate after beating England at the Millennium Stadium

Happy days: Wales celebrate after beating England at the Millennium Stadium

Wales Gethin Jenkins celebrates as he lifts the Six Nations trophy

Former England coach Clive Woodward agreed it was part of an important learning curve for an inexperienced England side.

‘England were playing against a special team,’ he said. ‘They have to go away and lick their wounds but they’ve got the makings of a good team here. They have to stay positive and I think there are some players behind the scenes who, in about 12 months, will come into the fray and add some attacking spice to the team which I think was missing.’

England are drawn in the same World Cup pool as Wales and Australia but will enjoy home advantage.

 

 

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Lol, Farrell doing all future england opponents team talk for the them.

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They won't get out of the group stage. They got lucky in one world cup just like in football they'll never win it again

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farrell your scrum aint got it kid . thats why england lost .is because theyre pack was destroyed thus preventing england strangling the game . i predicted this last week that team my friend will never win a world cup . :

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Farrell - people are going to remember you said that.

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point to point,quite right,perhaps they should all become tory politicians.

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In a group that includes Wales & Australia , England won't qualify. They just don't score enough trys and will need a rethink in tactics to give them a chance. - point2point, Leinster, 17/03/2013 13:22 How many World Cup finals have Wales been in anyway? How many times have Wales beaten Australia in the last 10 years? How many games did Wales lose in a row before the 6 Nations? Spare us.

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Hyping again from england... 10 years ago was the last time you won something.. Get over yourselves, your just not that good, your where you belong.. Average.

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In a group that includes Wales & Australia , England won't qualify. They just don't score enough trys and will need a rethink in tactics to give them a chance.

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only an English side could say this after a thrashing like that... really quite unnbelieveable really

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Andy Farrell, of all people should know why England lost. They didn't run with the ball. They insist on kicking at every opportunity. Even with 20 minutes to go and needing to score 8 points, they still kicked for goal. Go back to your Rugby League roots, Andy.

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