Rugby World Cup 2023: England must channel Owen Farrell frustrations – Courtney Lawes

Courtney Lawes carries the ball for England against Wales
Courtney Lawes made his first begin for England since 2022 in opposition to Wales final weekend
Venue: Aviva Stadium Dates: Saturday, 19 August Kick-off: 17:30 BST
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England must channel the frustrations they really feel over the remedy of Owen Farrell once they face Eire, says Courtney Lawes.

Farrell has been omitted of the squad for the sport in Dublin after World Rugby appealed in opposition to the choice to overturn his purple card in opposition to Wales.

England’s captain might now miss a piece of their World Cup pool matches.

“We will definitely faucet into it a bit as a result of it is a large recreation,” vice-captain Lawes stated.

“That is an attention-grabbing adversity as a result of it is a person participant and we’re not within the World Cup but, so we won’t peak too early,” he added.

“You have to watch out of that – checks and balances and all that sort of stuff. However we are able to definitely faucet into it.”

Eire head coach Andy Farrell known as the controversy over son Owen’s present disciplinary course of a “circus” that’s “completely disgusting” with the enchantment inflicting a disruption to England’s preparation this week.

Farrell’s Eire gained the Grand Slam this 12 months and reached primary within the World Rugby rankings – a feat additionally they achieved earlier than the 2019 World Cup.

Within the build-up to that match, fly-half Johnny Sexton stated Eire had not “peaked too quickly” however they ended up shedding within the quarter-finals to New Zealand – who they’d crushed a 12 months earlier.

Lawes, 34, says showcasing England’s “expertise” and “laborious work” of their warm-up video games is extra of a precedence than profitable them.

After going through Eire on Saturday, England host Fiji at Twickenham on 26 August earlier than they depart for France. They face Argentina of their opening World Cup recreation on 9 September in Marseille.

“We’re seeking to win however the primary factor for us is that we really put our expertise, effort and laborious work on to the pitch,” Lawes stated.

“The final 10 weeks of pre-season have been fairly gruelling and we wish to present what we have been engaged on.”

England opened their World Cup warm-up marketing campaign with a 20-9 loss in Cardiff to Wales earlier than a 19-17 win within the rematch at Twickenham, with Lawes returning to the aspect within the latter after he made just one transient substitute look within the Six Nations because of harm.

“That is been the irritating factor for us within the final two video games – we simply have not carried out in addition to we all know we are able to,” he stated.

“We misplaced a recreation and went near shedding one other. In some unspecified time in the future it’ll click on for us and that is when individuals will see the quantity of laborious work we have put in.”

England additionally face Japan, Chile and Samoa of their World Cup pool.

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