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Ford not resting on laurels

11th August 2019, 17:26 by Jack Ogalbe

George Ford admits England are still far from the finished article despite beating Wales 33-19 on Sunday.

The pair met at Twickenham and with the World Cup less than six weeks away, both were hoping to land a few psychological blows.

England came out on top, with Billy Vunipola, Joe Cokanasiga and Luke Cowan-Dickie crossing, while Ford kicked three conversions and a trio of drop goals.

Elliott Daly nudged over a late drop goal and Eddie Jones' side will have gained confidence from the match, especially the manner in which they dominated the set-piece.

The pair meet again next Saturday in Cardiff and Ford admits his team are still far from the finished article.

"It's a good start. We said all week what a great opportunity it would be in front of a packed crowd," Ford told Sky Sports. "We wanted to rip in and work together, not everything was going to be perfect but we found a way.

"As players we wanted to start building a winning mentality. The four new lads making their debuts today, we'll enjoy tonight but there is still lots to work on.

"We started well, lost it a little bit in the middle but the pleasing thing was we got it back. We played to our strengths, the scrum and the line-out was a massive positive today."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Jack Ogalbe has been working for the team since his student days, having enjoyed a successful placement. He is an avid West Ham fan but also enjoys writing on rugby union, golf, tennis and cycling.

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