Lewis Ludlam says England will always back themselves ahead of Ireland Six Nations clash
Lewis Ludlam thinks England can place their start to this year’s Six Nations behind them and go on to lift the name.
Eddie Jones’ side face Ireland at Twickenham on Sunday on the back of a 13-6 win over Scotland from the Calcutta Cup.
Ludlam is confident England’s challenge could gather momentum after defeating Wales 24-14 and Scotland 19-12 in their opening two matches, Ireland, who remain on course for the Grand Slam.
“Absolutely we reunite ourselves. We constantly back ourselves, otherwise we wouldn’t be out there,” Ludlam said.
“We now have full belief in the team. We are conscious of the ability we’ve got in the group although It’ll be a hard thing to do.
“As a staff and as players we are ever looking at seeking down other teams and scraping wins out. This has always been my mindset.”
Ludlam, a fundamental figure in Jones’ back-row since the World Cup, also believes it’ll be important to keep emotions in check for England in order to get the result they need.
“Following the team is announced I am buzzing and ready. I’m considering scenarios and being included in the game,” Ludlam added.
“it is a great thing, but there is a fine line between being enthusiastic and using the emotion .
“I haven’t felt drained in games yet but I am fully aware that the lads who’ve played in the shirt for a long time have learned how to control their feelings and how to change them off and on.
“I’m excited on but I don’t necessarily think that is a bad thing, but it’s something I am working on.”