By Sir Clive Woodward for the Daily Mail
Published: 23:14 BST, 6 September 2019 | Updated: 23:24 BST, 6 September 2019
England head to Japan on Sunday in a very good place after a thoroughly satisfactory summer.
I am loving their body language on and off the field and I detect no mental hang-ups or baggage. England fans are right to be enthused - and hopeful.
The warm-up games have been played with purpose, the rugby has been sharp, fluent and highly physical. England's fitness looks exceptional and the likes of Maro Itoje have suggested England could win the World Cup.
Of course England - along with three or four others - can win the World Cup. Their World Cup-winning potential is not a secret. Last time I looked, the bookies make them second favourites behind New Zealand!
One of the major plusses this summer was pairing the 'kamikaze kids' Tom Curry and Sam Underhill in the back row.
The experiment was a triumph against Ireland and it frees up Billy Vunipola to use his power and running strength to put England on the front foot.