Fans blast 'delusional' Courtney Lawes after bizarre post match comments - Ruck

Fans blast ‘delusional’ Courtney Lawes after bizarre post match comments

England captain Courtney Lawes has been branded ‘delusional’ and ‘ungracious’ following his strange post-macth defeat in Paris yesterday.

France strutted to a first Grand Slam in 12 years as they ran in three tries to comfortably see off England 25-13 in front of a jubilant Stade de France.

‘It’s pretty disappointing, to be honest,’ Lawes told ITV.

‘We certainly had them in fitness, we felt like they were getting tired and just failed to capitalise, essentially.

‘That’s on us, we’ve got a lot to learn, but I’m proud of the boys’ efforts.’

‘We’d have loved to have come out here and got the win. I really thought we were going to do it at a few stages in the game, but we didn’t capitalise well enough.’

A number of France fans didn’t appreciate his comments with one saying: “Did Courtney Lawes take a head knock? He can’t be talking about the same game.”

Another added: “Humble Josh Adams graciously passes his Man of the Match accolade to Italy Superstar while arrogant Courtney Lawes fails to give credit to France’s win – what a contrast !”

A different comment read: “Courtney Lawes post match interview optimises why everyone hates the English…. couldn’t bring him self to congratulate a grand slam winning team.”

England fans were not that impressed either with one saying: “Courtney Lawes says there’s a lot to be proud of. Really? We’ve finished third having only won 2 games from 5, with a world cup around the corner. We’re no closer to having a stable 1st choice 23, never mind 15. Winning is everything, nothing here to be proud of.”

Another added: “Courtney Lawes is delusional. Absolutely delusional. Thinking we had France for fitness or France were tired.”


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Telegraph (4/10): “Shocker of a box kick was charged down by Alldritt which then pinned England back in their half. Ruck ball was slow. Good stutter though to make France pause ahead of Steward’s try but napping for Dupont’s.”

Mail Online (5/10): “A horses for courses starter brought in for his box-kicking which went well but service from breakdowns still slow if pace ups.”

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