19 Nov 2013

England target Six Nations after close call with All Blacks

12:08 pm on 19 November 2013

England's rugby coach Chris Robshaw reacted to their spirited loss to the All Blacks at Twickenham by declaring that his side must win a Six Nations title to provide evidence of genuine progress.

The All Blacks avenged last year's loss in London with a 30-22 victory, but they were made to look far from invulnerable.

It was the only loss for England in their last in 11 matches, but Robshaw insists any loss - even to the World Cup holders in a breathless test - is unacceptable.

England tour here in June, playing three tests and one midweek game, and the teams will lock horns once again next autumn.

Meanwhile England's New Zealand-born hooker Dylan Hartley, who needed hospital treatment after suffering bruising to a lung, has been discharged.