England must cut out the handling errors
While England’s restarts were excellent and there was a real urgency, tempo and commitment to their play, overall there were too many mistakes across the park, particularly handling errors. Even from the kick-off England allowed the ball to bounce, and a succession of errors, particularly in the first half, undermined Lancaster’s side’s hopes of building a commanding lead despite enjoying the majority of possession. Even the normally rock solid Mike Brown gifted a platform to Fiji by slicing a kick out on the full. Such profligacy is likely to be punished later.