Robshaw : England let a lot of people down

England captain Chris Robshaw and coach Stuart Lancaster

England captain Chris Robshaw says that his side have “let a lot of people down” after they suffered a 25-28 loss to Wales in their ‘Pool of Death’ World Cup clash.

England scored the first try by Jonny May of the match and twice led by 10 points before Wales mounted a late comeback which snatched the result out from England’s noses.

Wales hit back in the last 10 minutes with a nt converted try by scrum-half Gareth Davies while fly-half Dan Biggar was remorseless with the boot in landing 23 points,

England could taken gone for the draw with a penalty kick but went for the try and attacking line-out.

But the move broke down and Wales, who suffered yet more injuries during a bruising encounter after losing several key players before the tournament started, held out.

“The call came down to myself, we wanted to go for a win, unfortunately it didn’t come off,” said Robshaw.

“Now it’s about having a big reaction, the character of the squad,” the Harlequins flanker added.

“It hurts like hell at the moment and we feel we have let a lot of people down when we were in a prominent position.”

England next face two-time world champions Australia in a tough pool where at least one of the world’s leading sides will miss out as only the two top teams go through to the last eight.

“It’s a huge challenge with Australia coming to town,” said Robshaw.

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