EDDIE JONES has declared that England are ready for the twists and turns of the World Cup rollercoaster after opting to face Tonga with all guns blazing.
- The Wallabies lost their most recent Rugby World Cup fixture - the 2015 final - and will therefore be aiming to avoid back-to-back defeats at the Rugby World Cup for the first time since the 1987 tournament where they were beaten in succession by France and Wales.
Pocock at times rivaled New Zealand's World Cup-winning captain Richie McCaw as the most influential flanker of the last decade and helped Australia to the semifinals in 2011 and the final four years ago.
"If they do play together then it obviously looks different to if we play a more traditional back row", Cheika said.
Jones, however, had no doubt his squad were ready for the physical and mental demands of the global showpiece. I'm sure every team comes to every World Cup believing they can win, and that's what makes it such a great tournament.
He says the team have been working hard till this point as they will wrap up preparations in today's Captain's Run.
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"We've been looking at this game for a while now and definitely certain players within their team have been highlighted within that".
"I think that's a really nice way to be, and if you ask any coach or player at this time, they'd have the same mixture of feelings. And there's elements of both for us - yes, we want to go where the space is and you can call that unpredictable but it's just playing what's in front of you and that's going to be a good thing against Fiji, there's potential there".
England and Tonga will begin their World Cup campaign under the roof of the Sapporo Dome, a converted baseball stadium where a grass rugby pitch is wheeled in through an open wall. The boys are aware of it.
"We just feel it's the best way to play against Tonga - it gives us a number of options in terms of running and kicking and passing", Jones added.
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"It's going to be humming, it's going to be fantastic".
The squads for Sunday's three group games are scheduled to be announced before the tournament opener between host Japan and Russian Federation at Tokyo Stadium later Friday.
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