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.
Pool draw (NZT)
England v Tonga, Sapporo, 10:15pm
England v USA, Kobe City, 10:45pm
England v Argentina, Tokyo, 9pm (live updates)
England v France, Yokohama City, 9:15pm (live updates)