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The first rule of Fight Club is you do not talk about Fight Club, as Brad Pitt said in the 1999 thriller.
But England captain Sarah Hunter is of a different mindset and has warned her team’s World Cup rivals that the Red Roses are ready to reach a new level in New Zealand after a summer of pain.
Simon Middleton’s side are firm favourites for global glory after travelling to the southern hemisphere on the back of a record-breaking 25-match winning run.
Sarah Hunter's England have set a new record with a 25-match winning streak
But if anyone thought England were resting on their laurels, they should think again. ‘We’ve spent a lot of time in fight club and the pen of pain, but it has paid off,’ said 37-year-old forward Hunter, who was part of England’s World Cup-winning squad of 2014.
‘Our set-piece has gone up another level since the Six Nations, especially the scrum. We have spent a lot of time on our work as a leadership group which in the USA and Wales games really came into its own.
‘Hopefully it will be more of the same as we go through the World