England sent Rugby World Cup warning by winning coach Clive Woodward

Sir Clive Woodward masterminded England's 2003 Rugby World Cup triumph
Sir masterminded England’s 2003 triumph (Picture: Getty)

England should not ‘get ahead of themselves’ by underestimating their opening two opponents on the Rugby World Cup, in keeping with Sir Clive Woodward.

’ aspect is not going to begin the event as favourites however are anticipated to be within the combine when the semi-finals come round, with a possible conflict in opposition to New Zealand within the final 4 on the playing cards.

However, 2003 Rugby World Cup-winning coach Woodward believes Jones should keep away from being lulled right into a false sense of safety by pool-stage matches in opposition to Tonga on Sunday after which USA on Thursday.

‘England have the quality and strength in depth to win this World Cup. I have no problem with them saying that, but they must not get ahead of themselves,’ Woodward advised The Daily Mail.



‘England’s whole focus over the following three weeks have to be the pool video games and the preliminary problem is these opening two in 5 days in opposition to Tonga and USA.

‘I don’t need to see England easing into the event.

‘I want them to hit the ground running and to use their excellent squad to put these two tough but limited Tier Two nations away in style, honing that fast-tempo game that will be needed further down the line.’

Jones seems to don’t have any intention of taking it simple in opposition to Tonga on Sunday, having named a full-strength aspect to tackle the aspect ranked 15 on this planet.

He has returned to the Owen Farrell-George Ford axis in midfield which helped them beat Ireland 57-15 at Twickenham throughout their warm-up fixtures.

Ford and Farrell will both start at the Sapporo Dome
Ford and Farrell will each begin on the Sapporo Dome (Picture: Getty)

France will seemingly be England’s largest take a look at within the pool phases however Woodward reckons their place within the final eight might already be assured by that time.



‘England then have a nine-day break before the Argentina game which I believe they will win to secure a quarter-final place,’ Woodward added.

‘Then they need to look to complete the pool in model in opposition to France.

‘Thereafter it turns into sudden loss of life however there isn’t a crew on this event England want worry. Nobody will need to meet them.

‘They have a top coach and an extremely talented squad.’

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