Rugby World Cup 2019: England

World ranking: Fourth

Qualification: Third in pool 2015

Best result: Champions 2003

TAB odds: $6

Chances: Under Eddie Jones, the English have showed they are still a major threat at this tournament, all-but beating the All Blacks last year and accounting for Ireland in the Six Nations.

You're never really sure which England side will show up, but as former Japan coach, Jones will also feel comfortable in these surroundings and his team can't be discounted.

Leading players:


Pool draw (NZT)
September 22
England v Tonga, Sapporo, 10:15pm

September 26
England v USA, Kobe City, 10:45pm

October 5
England v Argentina, Tokyo, 9pm (live updates)

October 12
England v France, Yokohama City, 9:15pm (live updates)