LONDON – The England team and I will leave for Japan to start our Rugby World Cup campaign on Sept. 8. We’ll arrive just short of two weeks before our first game, against Tonga.
First, we’re going down to Miyazaki, and we’ll stay there for about eight days before our opening game. It’s about sharpening the sword — making sure we’re getting things right tactically and the last little bit of team selection. All those little bits and pieces.