Jonny Wilkinson gives his view on Eddie Jones’ England Xv

England legend Jonny Wilkinson believes the experience in the England team is a major factor in their hopes of progressing in the Rugby World Cup.

“I saw that team and I thought it looked like a very strong version of what we have in the squad,” Wilkinson told ITV.

“They’re powerful, they’re pacy, and they’ve got a couple of kicking options in Owen Farrell, George Ford and Elliot Daly.

“There, they’ve also got a couple of guys who can calm everyone down and say ‘this is how we’re going to play’. ‘And they’ve got Manu Tuilagi in their doing his thing.

Following Sunday’s opener, England will face USA on Thursday 26 September (KO 11:45 BST), Argentina on Saturday 5 October (KO 09:00 BST) and finally France – Saturday 12 October (KO 09:15 BST). 

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