Robshaw not interested in Wales revenge


Former England captain Chris Robshaw insisted his team-mates will not be using September's last-gasp defeat to Wales as motivation for revenge in next week's Six Nations showdown.

England will host Wales at Twickenham on March 12, the scene of their devastating 28-25 defeat at last year's Rugby World Cup.

Wales overturned a 10-point deficit as Gareth Davies scored a late try, after Robshaw opted to kick to the corner instead of taking a penalty shot.

England never recovered, losing to Australia afterwards as they failed to reach the quarter-finals.

And while Robshaw's decision - which he publicly admitted was a mistake - still lives in the memory, the 29-year-old is not interested in revenge against the Welsh.

"I'm sure we will look at the game and look at areas where we got exploited, their strengths and weaknesses, but in terms of what happened I don't think so, this is a new tournament," Robshaw said.

"We will be smart in our approach and we will look for areas that we can hopefully exploit. It will be fully focused on us.

"As soon as you go off page and with your agenda as soon as you go with that kind of focus and vendetta then you lose the clarity in your mind."

Robshaw added: "The World Cup will always be a part of me and a lot of the guys here.

"You cannot let it hang over you too much. This is a new tournament, an exciting one, but the World Cup will always be a part of you."

England are the only team with a 100 per cent record in the Six Nations after three matches, with Wales a point adrift.