"Made us look silly" - Courtney Lawes gives brutally honest interview defeat to Fiji - Ruck

“Made us look silly” – Courtney Lawes gives brutally honest interview defeat to Fiji

England skipper Courtney Lawes delivered a brutally candid interview following the stunning upset against Fiji at Twickenham.

In a conversation with Prime Video, Lawes openly acknowledged that the Pacific Islanders managed to make his team appear ‘foolish’ at moments during the second half.

The day kicked off with a surge of positivity for England, with Lawes at the forefront as he led the home side to commemorate his 100th cap.

Navigating through unpredictable weather conditions, the Pacific Islanders notched up three tries in the latter half of the game, turning the tables after being behind at halftime.

A glimmer of hope emerged for England in the dying moments, courtesy of Joe Marchant’s try and George Ford’s successful conversion that brought them within striking distance of a comeback.

However, it was Selestino Ravutaumada’s assist that paved the way for Simione Kuruvoli to clinch the victory.

Courtney Lawes interview:


Social reaction:

One fan wrote: “Courtney Lawes was just embarrassed in that interview with @Sonjamclaughlan Never seen that before.”

A second commented: “Excellent, tough and difficult questions from @Sonjamclaughlan after another England rugby defeat. Well answered by Courtney Lawes too.”

Another said: “this is a horrific interview. I am so sorry for you & the questions being asked. No one can ever doubt your commitment, you’ve been brilliant throughout. Congratulations, you are a phenomenal player.”

England player stats vs Fiji:

  • Carries: Theo Dan – 10
  • Metres: Ollie Lawrence – 34
  • Defenders beaten: Ollie Lawrence- 2
  • Tackles: Ben Earl – 17
  • Tackles missed: Manu Tuilagi – 4
  • Turnovers won: Jonny May – 2
  • Penalties conceded: Ellis Genge – 1

via England Rugby

England player ratings vs Fiji:


15. Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers, 25 caps) – 3

14. Max Malins (Bristol Bears, 20 caps) – 2

13. Ollie Lawrence (Bath Rugby, 13 caps) – 6

12. Manu Tuilagi (Sale Sharks, 52 caps) – 2

11. Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby, 72 caps) – 6


10. George Ford – vice-captain (Sale Sharks, 84 caps) – 5

9. Alex Mitchell (Northampton Saints, 5 caps) – 5