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Chris Robshaw plays down World Cup woe

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England’s Chris Robshaw says he and his team-mates have put their Rugby World Cup nightmare behind them as they prepare for their Twickenham return this weekend.

Head coach Eddie Jones and his side host reigning Six Nations champions Ireland on Saturday in England’s first game at HQ since their poor World Cup.

Having become the first host nation to be knocked out of the competition in the pool stage, the RFU decided to bring in former Japan boss Jones to replace head coach Stuart Lancaster.



Ahead of the return to Twickenham this weekend, Robshaw is confident England have put their World Cup nightmare behind them following away wins over Scotland and Italy.

“No matter how many times you play there it’s always slightly different and there is nothing quite like playing in front of 80,000 of your own supporters,” said Robshaw. “It’s fantastic.”

Harlequins flanker Robshaw is part of an England side who have won their opening two RBS 6 Nations fixtures and he believes they are starting to put the World Cup disappointment behind them.

“Of course, whenever you speak about the World Cup, it will always be a big part of you and you’ll always remember what happened.” admitted Robshaw.

“But in terms of playing for England, you go out there fresh every game. It’s a new game, it’s a new tournament and if you allow that World Cup to hang over you, it’s going to affect you.”