Easter: Being boring beats losing

Thu, 18 Feb 21:12:02 2010

Nick Easter would be perfectly happy if England bored their way to the RBS 6 Nations championship title.

The Harlequins number eight was unimpressed by England's lacklustre performance in their 17-12 victory over Italy and made his feelings plain after the game, admitting "God, that was boring" after a dismal encounter, dominated by long bouts of aerial ping-pong.

But when push comes to shove, Easter would rather win ugly than not at all. "The result is the most important thing. We are in the business of winning," he said.

Easter warned England cannot afford to be that predictable when they tackle reigning champions Ireland at Twickenham a week on Saturday.

He added: "When we did go for it against Italy, when we did make the decision to counter-attack we cut them open.

"But maybe we can improve our communication and vary the attack up a little bit. It is all about mixing it up. That is how you put sides under pressure.

"Whether you win by kicking six penalty goals because you put a side under pressure and they don't want to concede a try or whether you score three tries as we did against Wales, it doesn't matter."

 

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