Rugby World Cup: the pundit’s view – Lawrence Dallaglio

The ITV pundit and former England captain gives his views on the forthcoming tournament

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Player to watch?

New Zealand captain Richie McCaw and stand-off Dan Carter have been the best players in the world for the past two years.

Who will win?

New Zealand, if their top players are fit; they’re the best team in the world. Dark horse: Samoa have been knocking on the door for some time – they gave England a hell of a scare four years ago.

Mr Indestructible

Simon Shaw. Every team has an enforcer and he does the job for England from the second row.  

World Cup memory

Winning was special but the moment I cherish came when the dressing door closed and we could celebrate what we’d achieved together. Some of the guys were laughing, some of them were crying, I think I just felt relieved we’d done it.  

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