England v Tonga, Rugby World Cup 2019: live score and latest updates from Sapporo


Owen Farrell has urged England to faucet into the nation’s love for giant tournaments by producing a feelgood issue across the World Cup.

Eddie Jones’ title contenders open their pool marketing campaign towards Tonga on the Sapporo Dome on Sunday hoping to ship a press release efficiency after arriving in Japan intent on reclaiming the Webb Ellis Trophy.

And having seen how supporters throw their weight behind England groups when there may be the hope of success, Farrell has known as on his team-mates to offer trigger for celebration.

“Whenever a team has got to the knockout stages and built some momentum, the country goes mental for it,” Farrell stated.

“The soccer World Cup final 12 months was an enormous instance of that. The cricket World Cup once more confirmed a great deal of momentum in direction of the top and the Ladies’s World Cup was additionally sensible.

“England’s a improbable place that builds a great deal of momentum when there is a match on and each time one comes round you get entangled in it.

“I already know the way good the nation is at getting behind the workforce at tournaments like this.

“We have all been to considered one of them, whether or not it was the soccer World Cup, Cricket World Cup, you see the momentum that gathers again dwelling and I am positive these groups had been capable of feed off that.

“Hopefully we give them one thing to cheer about whereas we’re right here and get some momentum from it. Individuals like to see England do nicely at large tournaments.

“We might’ve all been a type of individuals and hopefully to be a part of that and to get that feeling for hopefully what’s in entrance of us could be particular.

“I am very fortunate to be a part of this workforce. It is a improbable workforce, one which’s left no stone unturned when it comes to preparation. We really feel like we’re in an excellent place.

“Now we’ve got to be able to put that preparation into play on Sunday and be able to almost enjoy every minute of it.”



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