Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Ferris: England are bad losers

Stephen Ferris has stoked the flames ahead of Ireland's RBS Six Nations clash with England by branding the Red Roses as 'bad losers'.

While Ireland have no chance of winning the championship outright, victory over France on Sunday has given England hope of finishing the tournament on top of the table. However with Wales the likely winners Saturday's match at Twickenham could determine who finishes second. 

Ireland are always fired up when they meet England and this time they have the added incentive of taking on their greatest rivals on St Patrick's Day.England have lost to Ireland in seven of their last eight meetings, including in 2011 when they were denied the Grand Slam, but this time it is Stuart Lancaster's side that are the slight favourites to emerge triumphant.Ferris loves nothing more than to inflict defeat on England and despite being on good terms with many of the English player, he believes they are bad losers. 

"If you ask any team who do they like beating and it's always the English. Why? It's something I can't really put my finger on," he said."We took so many beatings from England at under-age level. Any time we played Under-18s, -19s or -20s we always received a thumping. I never beat them."They come with bit of a tag about being arrogant and if you asked any team they'd probably say the same thing."They're a good side and are full of winners, but when they lose they don't like it."They're bad losers and hopefully they'll be bad losers on Saturday." -


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