England emotional before World Cup opener

Chris Robshaw (Getty Images)
Chris Robshaw (Getty Images)

The pressure is on the home side to come away with a resounding win in the Rugby World Cup's opener against Fiji on Saturday morning.

If England are trying to keep the emotion amongst the team to a minimum, they are not doing a great job so far.

Every other country gets a World Cup welcome ceremony, so England wanted one too even though they are playing on home soil.

The video they put together of the ceremony is meant to tug at the heart-strings, complete with emotive music and slow-motion.

"It's going to be an emotional rollercoaster," says captain Chris Robshaw. "First game, home world cup – [there is] a huge amount of support behind us and it's about hitting the ground running."

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