Renowned coach Sir Ian McGeechan has urged England to maintain their growth under the leadership of head coach Steve Borthwick by implementing a series of tactical adjustments.
England concluded their Rugby World Cup journey with a hard-fought triumph, narrowly defeating a resilient Argentina side in the third-place play-off held in Paris.
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Bring back a second playmaker
McGeechan wrote: “It looks as though Borthwick has made his call at fly-half with Owen Farrell. A lot of people may not agree with me, but Farrell is a matchwinner. He is a Test match animal. They lacked another playmaker in midfield though, and perhaps that means going back to Henry Slade.
“Marcus Smith continues to develop well, but needs to be used at fly-half with two specialist centres.”