Centre Amber Reed says England’s back-to-basics approach is the reason they find themselves in pole position to win their first Six Nations title since 2012.
England’s women have four wins from four matches and have the chance to complete the Grand Slam with victory in a title decider against France in Brittany on Friday.
“I think we’ve really played the simple game and done the simple things well and built our identity as a squad,” the 24-year-old told Sky Sports News HQ.
“We know how we want to play and how we are as a team with the players we have available. We are now taking that forward and building every game. I don’t think we’ve really taken much note of the expectation.
“I think a lot of it in the press is about the big names that we are missing but we’ve just focused on ourselves, taken each game as it has come and tried to build our confidence, knowing how we can play and what tools we have in our armoury before taking that in against the other nations.
“We have built on each game,” added the 2014 Women’s Rugby World Cup winner. “I first started playing in the Six Nations in 2013 so for me I’m really looking forward to Friday night against France and putting in a big performance.”