Coach Eddie Jones says England must end their custom of allowing direct slip if they want to win the worldcup.
England were 31-0 up on Scotland in Saturday’s final Six Nations game, only to be reeled in and draw the game 38-38 at Twickenham.
“This is just a recurring thing.
“When you are interested in being the very best side in the world you need to put sides such as Scotland away. We had the chance to complete it and we did not.”
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Jones cited both matches as signs of his side’s weakness in converting winning places to victories.
“We just lacked discipline to keep doing the basic things well,” he further added.
“We failed to get control and discipline back into the game once it gets loose, and we presume we are on top and find yourself a little’free-wheely’.
“It is 100% emotional – there was no physical difference. It will require some digging deep into the team psyche.
“Clearly I’m concerned however, the terrific thing is that we know the problem and will fix it. It will take some time to fix it. We have the time to complete that, 100%.”
England play Wales at house and away on 11 August and 17 August prior to completing their World Cup Warm up with Tests against Ireland and Italy on 2-4 August and 6 September.
Their Japan 2019 campaign begins against Tonga a couple of weeks after, with games against the USA, Argentina and France completing their swimming pool fittings.
If they be eligible for a the previous eight, Wales and Australia are their likeliest knock out opponents, accordingto world rankings.
Jones believes any repeat of their second-half capitulation could prove costly in Japan.
“You really do that in the swimming pool game against Tonga, for example, then you can find yourselves in a tough situation moving forward,” he added.
“therefore we’d rather have those lessons today and we’ll do everything we could to learn from them and make sure it does not take place again.”
England fly-half Owen Farrell was culpable for just 2 of Scotland’s six efforts, having a kick charged down by Stuart McInally before Finn Russell intercepted his pass for still yet another break away score.
“It stunned us when they have a little momentum and we gave them, me than anyone at times,” he admitted into ITV Sport.
“We have in a rut and couldn’t get out of it. That is inside our hands more than we thought it was, which is exactly what we have to improve .
“They played good Rugby when they have some momentum. They punished us. The disappointing factor is we fed that.”