England's fourth successive Six Nations runners-up finish is
unacceptable but Stuart Lancaster's side can still triumph at
the World Cup on home soil, Rugby Football Union chief
executive Ian Ritchie said.
England won an extraordinary battle but agonisingly lost the
war as they beat France by a record 55-35 in an extraodrinary
Six Nations finale but came up short of the 26-point victory
they needed to deny Ireland a second successive title.