McNamara still building
England coach Steve McNamara spoke of the defeat at the hands of the Exiles team at the Galpharm stadium last night. How he felt the young players performed, and that this experience is part of building for the future.
"We exposed a lot of our young players all at the same time," McNamara said. "They will improve from that.
"If you throw another couple of senior blokes alongside those young people you'd see a different performance and possibly a different result.
McNamara was sure that the young players will learn valuable lessons from this.
"We've said all along it's about building a squad and a programme that gives us the best chance of winning the World Cup at the end of 2013.
"I'm grateful to the Exiles. Some of our players have not and will not experience that again until they play another international."
England did manage four tries of their own - Ryan Atkins, Josh Charnley, Tom Briscoe and Leroy Cudjoe all crossing.
However, McNamara admitted his youthful team had been second best
"We weren't good enough tonight," McNamara added. "We were clearly second best. We're representing England so we're disappointed we didn't get the win.
"We didn't get off to the best start. I thought we were a bit shaky and vulnerable at the start and I thought their experience really told in the end."
The Exiles retain the trophy.
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