Is the pressure of being World Cup hosts starting to tell on England?
They blew their lines at Twickenham on Saturday after failing to see off a battling Wales and they paid a heavy price for ill-discipline, mostly at the breakdown, as penalties kept the Welsh in the game.
With Australia firing along nicely and looking very dangerous having moved into 7/1 second favourites to win the tournament outright, England are staring down the barrel of becoming the first ever host nation of the World Cup not to make it past the group stage.
Wales are well on their way to topping the Pool and are 15/8 to deliver and 1/4 to qualify. Pre-tournament group favourites England have gone on the drift to qualify now and it will all come down to next Saturday’s clash against Australia.
The Wallabies are top of Pool A after two easy wins and England have to go out and beat them to stand a chance of scraping through the quarter finals and a bonus point in the game could be huge.
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