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By Tom Fordyce
Sports author in Miyazaki
England scrum-half Ben Youngs claims that he wants something special in his World Cup following 2011 and 2015’s disappointments.
Youngs is among four survivors, along with center Manu Tuilagi and forward Dan Cole and Courtney Lawes, from the squad that went to New Zealand.
Off-field controversies beset england since they failed to escape the group phases, went out at the quarter-finals in 2011.
Youngs stated:”Neither of them was the outcome I wanted.
“I believe anyone wants to return at the end of the career and feel proud of success – and the World Cup is always the pinnacle.
“This chance here with this particular aspect is most likely the best shot I have of being able to look back in a time of my career and say, yeahthat has been something really unique.”
Youngs was only 22 when he made his World Cup debut in New Zealand eight decades ago, scoring the critical attempt in Dunedin since England squeezed in their first group game past Argentina.
But they fought from that point on, an infamous team night out in Queenstown making Tuilagi after jumping off a ferry being fined and a tabloid storm .
Their defeat with a France team which had itself lost to underdogs Tonga resulted in the resignation of head coach Martin Johnson along with also three separate reviews into what went wrong at exactly what the RFU’s director of elite rugby, Rob Andrew, later called”the World Cup from hell”.
Youngs told BBC Radio 5 Live:”I am proud of the fact I’ve been to two World Cups earlier – I am proud of 2011 because I was there, and at 2015 representing England in a home World Cup, that was an accomplishment in itself.
“Every experience is different. They all teach you something. And the experience from 2011 was making sure you keep focused on the pitch and also send on this.
“There were lots of distractions happening in that championship that didn’t enable us to deliver.
“World Cups are odd things, and that I don’t have the magic formula – it’s game, it happens. It happened to us.
“I can sit here and say I’m determined it will not happen again, but I can not promise it.
“But it is what constitutes that things – about this class currently under Eddie Jones. There are a number of guys who played in 2011 and 2015 who didn’t get another opportunity at a World Cup.”
Their campaign opens against Tonga in Sapporo on Sunday.
New Zealand at a warm-up game this past month thumped on the Pacific islanders 92-7 .
But Youngs – the number nine in history – is wary of the danger they might pose in the tournament proper.
“If you play with Tonga and Samoa and South Africa, you realize they’re regarded as the very physical teams, and they seldom disappoint,” he explained.
“We’ve got to create certain physically we’re up to the challenge – they are going to find a good deal of perception through how they take the ball and the way in which they handle.
“They are big guys, so we need to be smart in how we carry the ball and which stations we go down – they surely won’t give us some space around the ruck or obtaining momentum around there.
“You have to be patient. Everything you need to avoid is falling right into the trap of fool space, where you shift it too early and see exactly what you think is an chance or space, and they get cover there.
“There is no hiding – you must make it through a team first before it is possible to make the space out wide.
“They could lure you out there and then, boomthey shut it down and then go quite hard in the breakdown and also make it rather tough for you.”
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