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Six Nations 2015: Dan Cole reveals lessons learnt at the school of hard knocks

Published on: Sat, 07 Mar 2015 18:25:58 UTC
News Agency: The Independent

It might be seen as the mantra of failure, but there is logic to it, and from AP McCoy to Rory McIlroy, the world’s great sportspeople have always subscribed to it. “Long- term, you learn more probably in defeat than you do in victory,” said Dan Cole, the England prop who shared in his team’s Grand Slam-busting loss to Ireland last weekend.  “We wanted to win the Championship and the Grand Slam and everything. So, yes, it hurts, but it’s not the end of the world. You prefer to learn your lesson now than in the World Cup. The focus is on the next two games and the World Cup.”

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