Aussies indians geared for boxing day for Kolkata clash
By Vijay Joshi, BCCI Chief Organiser
Kolkata: Boxing day has finally arrived for the match between India and England at the MCG on October 7.
England’s first game of the 2014 Rugby World Cup was a nail-biting encounter between Australia and Ireland at the SCG on February 19, when they were able to thrash Australia 2-1 in a penalty shootout after winning 5-0. However, the second game that England played in the Commonwealth Series was a dismal, 5-0 defeat to Scotland on November 23.
Following that defeat, England were unable to progress any further in the tournament. However, after a thrilling shootout victory in the quarter-finals, England found a way to move up to the second round of the tournament, and after a stunning comeback victory by India in front of 7,822 fans at the MCG, England finally took on the Aussies.
With the loss of Michael Smith and Joe Launchbury, England were defeated by 2-0 on aggregate and will miss out on the $2,000,000 prize fund.
But India have certainly managed to bounce back from their loss to Australia at the MCG. In the last two matches, the side managed to pull away at home and away from home with only two losses, as they scored five tries and conceded two tries – the most conceded in the series.
The next match – against Australia on November 22 – will be a great opportunity for England to show their fans how serious they are about화천출장안마 winning the game – a game in which they have played in only six different formats.
The team will be led by the captain, and will have all four of their back rowers available. This means that if England are to beat Australia in the second game, they will have just one loose forward to replace and one 시흥출장마사지of the rest of the bench will be injured.
England will have five reserves – four at back row and two at forward.
“We need to learn how to defend and try and go forward, that is our priority, and that is how we have learned to do,” said Sarojini Reddy, the England Head Coach. “We will fight, we will c공주출장샵 공주출장안마ontinue to work hard and work very hard to make sure that we win.”
“We are going to give it our all and we expect to have a really big game against Australia,” said John Terry. “We all knew this woul