Former England centre Will Greenwood has told talkSPORT that their lack of tries during the Six Nations is a huge concern going forward.
Going into the final match of the tournament the Red Rose were within touching distance of winning the Grand Slam, but they were humbled by Wales at the Millennium Stadium as the Red Dragons snatched the title with a 30-3 win.
And Greenwood believes their lack of penetration with the ball cost them dear, but he insists they must still embrace the good aspects of their form over the last six months.
“We’re not going to throw the baby out with the bath water here,” he told the Weekend Sports Breakfast. “We must not forget that the New Zealand win was impressive. We went to Dublin and, while it was only 12-6, if it was a boxing match and the towel should have been thrown in. it was a really strong performance.
“But there have to be buts though. You can’t deny the buts. Against France and against Italy they just haven’t found any flow or any tempo.
“When you look at the number of points and the number of tries we scored in the last two games. That has got to be our biggest area of concern.”