RWC2019 – England ready for Australia – Ben Youngs

England are not “undercooked” for their World Cup quarter-final with Australia, according to scrum-half Ben Youngs.


The 2003 champions won all three group games to finish top of Pool C, but their final match against France was cancelled because of Typhoon Hagibis.

It means Argentina, who had 14 men for an hour, are the only tier one side England have played, but Youngs says they are in “exactly the right spot”.


We have things we haven’t had to use yet,” he said.

To be honest, we haven’t shown a huge amount in any of our games. Against the USA and Tonga, we kept it fairly low key in terms of what we wanted to show.

Against Argentina, we showed a bit more from the playbook.

We will be ready to go.”


Head coach Eddie Jones will be chasing a seventh straight win over his native Australia since taking taking charge of England when the sides meet on Saturday.


But Youngs says his team-mates cannot “rely on what has happened before” because it will “not be enough” against an unpredictable Australia team. Story from here



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