England are currently peaking according to Jonny Wilkinson.
Eddie Jones’ facet face Italy in their match on Friday, live on Sky Sports, and will be assured of victory.
England beat Six Nations champions last month before losing the osmosis in Cardiff and Wilkinson has been impressed for the World Cup, which starts at Tokyo on September 20.
“They’ve used the pre-season brightly, the warm-up games,” said Wilkinson. “They are almost peaking and have obtained momentum heading on, which is terrific.
“Every game appears to have a real goal and goal about the reason why they’re playing it, which team they’re choosing and the reason why they’re picking it.
“It is not only a case of’Let’s see if we can win a few games’, it is more’Let us go and watch what we’re really capable of, and put some things into practice that we’ve been working in camp’.
“The men look excited, refreshing and physically ready. I believe this will be key going in today, they don’t do too much but do enough to maintain a confident state of mind come the first game.”
England remain the northern hemisphere country to have won the World Cup, with Wilkinson famously kicking his side.
England could face Australia in the quarter-finals of the tournament of the year and Wilkinson has backed the present generation if they reach the last four to move all the way.
“The barrier for me was always quarter-finals,” he said. “The tournament was always divided into two phases – the Pool stage along with the latter stages but now I believe the quarter-final retains an interesting position.
“Two of those World Cups I was involved we exited in the quarter-final and others went right to the closing. That’s the turning point, for me anyhow.
“Once you hit this semi-final stage there’s a particular level of allowing things to go the way they are. We always felt powerful just like that isn’t where it ends.
“But the quarter-final is the point where you come out of the group phases and people think’this isn’t enough, it is insufficient’, semi-final is the place you believe should you get there you’re moving.
“I’d like to find that a few northern hemisphere titles in that semi-final attraction and surely to see among them in the final would be nice. When it had been England I would be even happier.”
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