England boss Andy Robinson insists Mathew Tait 'did really well' on his England debut despite leaving the teenager out of the side to face France in the RBS 6 Nations this weekend.
Tait didn't complete Saturday's 11-9 defeat at the Millennium Stadium, after being subsituted for Olly Barkley who now takes his place in the starting line-up, but Robinson refused to blame Tait for the defeat.
''I am not here to blame Mathew Tait for last week, because I thought he did really well, and the selection is not doing that (blaming Tait),'' he said.
''It's looking at the position we are in at the moment. An important part of our strategy against Wales was to get our kicking game together, which is an important part of playing international rugby.
''But we didn't do that, and it is a slight change of direction in terms of bringing Olly Barkley in to enable us to have two kickers and really put France on the back foot.
''The reason why we lost the game last weekend was that we didn't dominate the field position, and secondly, we didn't play.
''The forwards were sluggish. We weren't able to keep hold of the ball, and nothing really down to Mathew Tait and Jamie Noon in the centres.
''We sat down with Mathew and talked it through. He's going to remain with the squad this week, and he's going to be involved in this Six Nations tournament. He was unfortunate he didn't get the opportunities we wanted him to have.
''I am disappointed for him, I think we all are. I don't see him as a 19-year-old, I see him as a rugby player, and like all rugby players, we get good times and bad times,'' Robinson added.
''I just felt it was important for us, in terms of how we are going to play the game this weekend, that we had (Charlie) Hodgson, Barkley in terms of an axis, and also Henry Paul on the bench to maintain that axis.''
Gloucester centre Paul is back in England's match-day 22, despite being substituted after just 26 minutes by Robinson against Australia in November.
Up-front, Corry's return is particularly welcome, given his imperious form during the autumn Tests.
And the fact he hasn't played since dislocating his elbow playing in Leicester's Zurich Premiership victory over Gloucester on January 2, does not occupy Robinson's thoughts.
''You saw with (Wales flanker) Martyn Williams last week in his performance, with him not playing for a month, suddenly coming in and giving an outstanding performance,'' added the coach.
"Players of real quality can do that, and I think that's what we are expecting from Martin Corry."