Hosting no guarantee of victory – England


England will have the eyes of a nation on them tomorrow when they kick-start the Rugby World Cup against Fiji.

More than 82,000 fans will squeeze into Twickenham to cheer them on, and that brings with it extraordinary scrutiny.

The All Blacks and the Springboks are the only teams to have won the World Cup at home, and England concedes being the host country can go one of two ways.

"The emotion can get the better of you and you can find yourself forcing things and [getting] carried away, or it can inspire you to produce the performance of your life," says Tom Wood, England flanker.

They're certainly hoping for the latter.

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