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Burrell: We need to convert our chances

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Stuart Lancaster’s side spurned some half a dozen chances in the 23-15 defeat of Scotland at Twickenham last weekend, potentially making themselves extra work for the final round of action.

Yet with title rivals Wales and Ireland playing earlier in the afternoon, England will know exactly where they stand come 5pm at HQ and though Burrell believes they can’t afford to look past the win, he also hinted that title permutations are in the back of their minds.

“Not a lot of teams have beaten Scotland by that margin this season, so as much as we are frustrated it’s good to get the victory,” the centre told England Rugby TV. “We have a huge, huge week now.

“Again, it comes down to us hitting the ground running. We need to convert the opportunities that we had today into points – the offloads that didn’t go to hand, the line-breaks we didn’t finish off. 

“The French team will come to Twickenham and we have to raise our game because we left a lot of points out there today.

“What we have to do is focus on ourselves. We can’t think about what happens outside our camp because ultimately, it comes down to us and putting in a good performance.

“We’ll be driven by what’s happened today and in this Six Nations. It’s all to play for.”

England versus France kicks off at 5pm and you can watch live on the BBC.

2015 SIX NATIONS AS IT STANDS

Team

P

W

D

L

PD

PTS

England

4

3

0

1

+37

6

Ireland

4

3

0

1

+33

6

Wales

4

3

0

1

+12

6

France

4

2

0

2

+22

4

Italy

4

1

0

3

-80

2

Scotland

4

0

0

4

-25

0

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 21ST, 2015

(All live on BBC)

Italy v Wales

Stadio Olimpico, 12:30pm

Scotland v Ireland

Murrayfield, 2:30pm

England v France

Twickenham, 5pm