Inside the England camp
Having finished runners up in 2002 and 2006, England are approaching the World Cup with a determination that is born out of disappointment. But it is this desire to win, aligned with meticulous preparation, strength in depth and the home-team advantage that have combined to make them favourites for this summer’s tournament; a mantle that head coach Gary Street is happy to carry.
“The success of winning five RBS 6 Nations tournaments in a row means that every time we play a game we're expected to win," said Street.
"But we've been brought up on that and we see the tag of favourites as a strength. It means we're not a bad side and I believe we can be stronger than we've ever been."
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