Six Nations
England can still win World Cup - Lancaster

England can still win World Cup - Lancaster

England's unsuccessful Six Nations campaign has not dampened Stuart Lancaster's expectations for the upcoming Rugby World Cup.

Stuart Lancaster remains bullish about England's chances of winning the Rugby World Cup in October, despite the country's failed bid to claim the Six Nations crown.

England saw off France 55-35 in a pulsating encounter at Twickenham on Saturday but it was not enough for Six Nations honours after Lancaster's men were required to win by 26 points following Ireland's 40-16 victory over Scotland earlier in the day.

Ireland have now claimed back-to-back Six Nations titles, with England last winning that crown in 2011.

But Lancaster believes the World Cup hosts can triumph in the showpiece Rugby Union event, which kicks off on September 18.

"We're definitely still capable of winning the World Cup. This season we've beaten Australia, we've beaten Wales and we've put 55 points on France," Lancaster said.

"New Zealand we've beaten before and we pushed them close in the summer series, so absolutely [we can win the World Cup].

"Against France you could see the influence the crowd had on the players. Playing at home is a huge factor.

"And we'll have a good three months inside us after a World Cup camp where we can work on our cohesion."

Share this article


Latest stories


Tim Cahill: Once I lead, the others follow


WATCH: Spieth holes unbelievable bunker shot to win play-off


Mario Balotelli signs new contract


Barty beaten as Kvitova wins first title since knife attack


More VAR controversy as referee initially sends off wrong man in Cameroon clash

Super Rugby

Injured Wallabies winger expected to recover by Bledisloe Cup


How close Messi came to playing for Real Madrid not Barcelona


Gavrilova loses epic, Barty through to semi-finals at Aegon Classic


Record-breaking Sanchez not enough as Chile held by Germany

A League

Melbourne City appoint former Wigan and United coach


Cristiano Ronaldo avoids the media as speculation about his future intensifies


No time for myths as Australia face hard reality against Germany

Back to Top