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() England can dream of glory after ideal preparation for the Rugby World Cup... I am loving their body language on and off the field England head to Japan on Sunday ready for the start of the Rugby World Cup Eddie Jones' side have impressed in warm-up games with purposeful wins The squad's body language on and off the field has left England fans enthused 

By Sir Clive Woodward for the Daily Mail

Published: 23:14 BST, 6 September 2019 | Updated: 23:24 BST, 6 September 2019

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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.

England are the second favourites to win the World Cup in the eyes of some bookmakers

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