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But despite the one-sided nature of the scoreline, Findlay praised her side’s commitment and attitude expressed throughout the contest.
“It is always hard when you end up looking at a scoreline [like that], but they went out with a sense of purpose and wanted to play,” said Findlay.
“Those players came off the back end of an 89-0 defeat at Twickenham last year and it has never been mentioned since. It is just taking little steps forward.
“We are significantly fitter than we were 12 months ago.
“We have got depth in our front five now. We were still running hard at 80 minutes and still playing rugby, which, for me, were massive positives.
“Players, such as Tanya Griffith at 10 and Lisa Martin at 12, that have been out with long-term injuries came back into the team. That was a real bonus for us.
“Sarah Dixon’s work-rate on the wing to chase and put in tackles held up three tries. She was absolutely outstanding.”
Findlay questioned some of the refereeing decisions in her post-match interview, but maintains her players will remain focused on their away clash with Wales on Sunday as they bid to climb off the foot of the table.
“Unfortunately there were, without a shadow of a doubt, a few decisions that completely went against the grain and resulted in England tries. On two or three occasions scores should not have gone on the board,” said Findlay.
“But obviously everything is tight now, and I am excited about the Wales game.
“It has been a hard, physical game for us. It has been demanding, so the recovery and rehab of our players is going to be critical because we want to be in the best possible condition for next week’s game.”