Kevin Sinfield dismisses disciplinary concerns for England

George Ford was clinical for England in their win over Argentina
George Ford was clinical for England in their win over Argentina
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England defence coach Kevin Sinfield insisted that the team does not have any discipline issues despite their red card in recent times.

After skipper Owen Farrell and Billy Vunipola, Tom Curry became the latest England player to be sent-off for a head-on-head contact with Juan Cruz Mallia and just like the other two he was initially sin-binned and was later upgraded to a red card following the bunker review system.

Despite his absence early in the game, England managed to beat Argentina with 14 men registering a 27-10 victory and Sinfield lauded the team for their performance in Marseille last weekend.

"We gave away seven penalties at the weekend, but I don't think we've got a discipline problem."

"I don't think it's different to the other challenges that have been taking place," added Sinfield about the newly introduced bunker review system.

"We've got to understand that it's part of the sport and unfortunately, we've had to deal with four in six and not just three in four [red cards].

"We understand and we're getting pretty good at defending with 14 men, but we want to have everybody, our full complement at all times. So we'll look to improve that area, but it's tricky to pinpoint exactly what that is."

Following their win over Argentina, England will be locking horns with Japan in the second round in Nice on Monday.