In what may prove the most competitive Rugby World Cup ever seen, England go into Japan 2019 as one of the favourites to feature at the end of the tournament. But we’ve seen all too often in the past what can happen during a campaign, and similarly to those infamous failures there are already dangers lurking in the shadows that may rear their heads at any moment.
With England arriving in Japan last Monday, the squad have had a few days to find their feet, get over the jetlag and prepare for their pre-tournament training camp – but it hasn’t all been smooth sailing so far.
Luckily, I’ve been out here to catch it all first-hand and see how the early disruptions have affected England, as has the Press Association’s England rugby union correspondent Duncan Bech, who joins me on The Indy Rugby Podcast to take a deep look into how England are shaping up for the campaign.
With time ticking down to England’s first match, do we really believe England can win the World Cup?
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Our next episode will be released on Friday with our first special feature into how the diversity of the England squad may hold the secret to fixing broken Britain.