• England's relentless defence shows John Mitchell has become the real deal | Robert Kitson

    11 days ago - By The Guardian

    The World Cup finalists suffocated Ireland but the challenge is to develop their attack to match a defence with few peers Seventeen years have now elapsed since England won their first - and so far only - Rugby World Cup on an unforgettable night in Sydney. All the social media flashbacks remind us of the “white orcs on steroids” who, universally popular or not, were definitely ahead of the game in their era. Every subsequent English team, unfairly or not, is fated to be measured up against them. Related: Jonny May's magical try makes you realise why you fell in love with game | Andy Bull...
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