England entered the World Cup final as overwhelming favourites. Not in the minds of the Springboks, but in the minds of most people in the world, even former winners of rugby’s highest accolade. 

“Well, at the risk of sounding like an arrogant @EnglandRugby fan. Nothing I am seeing would worry England. Very predictable,” tweeted 2003 England World Cup winner Lewis Moody when the Boks scraped past Wales in the semifinal...

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