This Friday will see the entire country glued to their TV’s as England take on Fiji in the opening game of the Rugby World Cup 2015. This 8 week tournament will show the world some of the best games of rugby possible with upsets from the very beginning. Having been drawn into the toughest group England face Australia, Wales, Fiji and Uruguay to progress through to the Quarter Finals. The 3 pre-tournament games have allowed England’s Head Coach Stewart Lancaster to evaluate each of his 50 man Squad to select the strongest 22 to take to Twickenham. Pool A will see one of the top 5 teams make an exit early on in the tournament, blowing the competition open for the other nations.
England will be hoping to build on the success from the last Rugby World Cup after reaching the Final suffering defeat to the Hosts of the 2011 Competition, the All-Blacks. But this is England’s territory, being the home nation England will be instilled with confidence knowing the entire country in behind them and willing them to push on and lift the trophy. If England top Pool A they have a great chance of facing Scotland and Ireland in the Quarters and Semi’s respectively, avoiding the All Blacks and the Springboks until the final. England have proved that they are one of the best teams in the world and are capable of winning the competition which is further enhanced playing the games on home turf.