More tries will come for England’s Mark Cueto

Mark Cueto has said that he is tired of being reminded that he last scored a try for England 15 tests ago and just wants to get on with the game.

The Sale Sharks wing had one of his best performances for England in the 35-18 victory over Australia and found holes in the Australian almost at will.

The man who stole the headlines was however his opposite wing Chris Ashton who scored both of England’s tries in the record victory at Twickenham.

“I am a big believer that the more I talk about it the less chance I have of scoring,” Cueto said before finding out whether or not he would be playing this weekend’s game against Samoa.

“I have always said I want to score tries. That is what I get the most joy out of doing. I am playing well. It is the one part of my game that wasn’t there but I am sure it will come.”

“We are winning games and playing well. That is the bottom line.” he told Eurosport.

“The icing on the cake is me scoring. I am sure it will come. I am sick of talking about it.”

Cueto has won 43 appearances for England and in those matches he has scored 15 tries. Having started with eight tries in his first eight caps Cueto has only scored two tries in his past 25 matches.

It’s difficult to blame Cueto for the try drought as before England turned a corner in the Six Nations they played a brand of rugby which was more about slowing the game down than speeding it up.

Against Australia Cueto made a series of blistering line-breaks and it was his off-load that led to Chris Ashton’s first try.

“It was one of those days where everything just seemed to click. From my point of view, every time I got the ball I felt I would beat people and make yards.”

“Those days don’t come around too often,” he said.

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