After a disastrous home World Cup in 2015, England are once again under pressure to perform in Japan
England Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide
They suffered a shocking loss of form between February and July in 2018, but they bounced back in November, beating both South Africa and Australia and losing by a single point to the All Blacks. England are still one of the favourites to win the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
How They Qualified
England qualified automatically for the 2019 tournament.
There’s plenty of Saracens muscle up front, where Maro Itoje and the Vunipola brothers, Billy and Mako, are automatic choices. Another Saracen, goalkicking Owen Farrell, calls the shots behind.
The Coach – Eddie Jones
The jocular Australian has a proud track record, winning the trophy as an assistant coach with South Africa in 2007.
While they finally regained some respect at the breakdown in the autumn, Billy Vunipola’s injury-enforced absence had depriving England of some gain-line dominance. Creating quicker ball and reducing the penalty count are essential if they are to re-establish their former eminence.
England Rugby World Cup Warm-ups
- Sunday 11 August 2019: England 33-19 Wales
- Saturday 17 August 2019: Wales v England, Principality Stadium, Cardiff, 14.15pm, Live on Channel 4
- Saturday 24 August 2019: England v Ireland, Twickenham, KO 15:00, Live on Sky Sports
- Friday 6 September 2019: England v Italy, St James Park, Newcastle, KO 19:45, Live on Sky Sports
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England Rugby World Cup Group
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England Rugby World Cup Fixtures
- Sun 22 Sep England v Tonga (Sapporo)
- Thu 26 Sep England v USA (Kobe)
- Sat 5 Oct England v Argentina (Tokyo)
- Sat 12 Oct England v France (Yokohama)
As always with France, their World Cup chances…
England Rugby World Cup Squad
Eddie Jones has named his 31-man training squad below;
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Previous World Cup Results and Record
England’s Rugby World Cup Record: P44 W31 D0 L13
- 1987 Quarter-finals
- 1991 Runners-up
- 1995 Fourth
- 1999 Quarter-finals
- 2003 Champions
- 2007 Runners-up
- 2011 Quarter-finals
- 2015 Pool stages
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