Ben Youngs has cautioned England against believing their “own hype” as they bid to avoid the upset against Australia that would end their World Cup.
George Ford has warned England they must complete the grinding down process before looking to build a score against the USA in Thursday’s World Cup clash.
England face the first true examination of their preparations for the humidity of Japan when they clash with the USA on Thursday.
Ben Youngs is set to equal Jonny Wilkinson’s record as England’s most capped back when he is named in the squad for Thursday’s World Cup clash with the USA in Kobe.
Ben Youngs insists Manu Tuilagi’s rampaging World Cup return is made more meaningful by the protracted battle against injury that almost led to his retirement.
England will adopt a self-policing approach to drinking in Japan to ensure there is no repeat of the controversies that blighted the most recent overseas World Cup.
Eddie Jones believes Pascal Gauzere should be shown a yellow card for allowing George North’s try in England’s defeat by Wales on Saturday even though the French referee acted within the laws.
Eddie Jones will announce his World Cup squad at lunchtime on Monday, well in advance of the official deadline in a move welcomed by the players.