England's relentless defence honed by John Mitchell becoming the real deal
The World Cup finalists suffocated Ireland but the challenge is to develop their attack to match a defence with few peers
Seventeen years have now elapsed since England won their first – and so far only – Rugby World Cup on an unforgettable night in Sydney. All the social media flashbacks remind us of the “white orcs on steroids” who, universally popular or not, were definitely ahead of the game in their era. Every subsequent English team, unfairly or not, is fated to be measured up against them.
Source: Rugby – The Guardian