‘We can be No.1’



November 11, 2016
‘We can be No.1’


With NZ winning streak broken, England aims to be world champs.

There is no shortage of confidence in the England camp ahead of their Test against South Africa at Twickenham this Saturday.

And after world champs New Zealand went down to Ireland this past weekend, England fullback Mike Brown says they now want to be the best team in the world.

Brown believes England have regained some lost respect under unbeaten coach Eddie Jones and says: “We are building some sort of aura.

“Teams can see what we are about and there is still so much more that we can achieve.

“It’s great if, externally, we build something and people realise that we are here, but in the squad it just builds confidence and keeps pushing us forward towards the ultimate prize, which is being number one in the world and winning World Cups.

“Whenever you are part of a team that keeps winning, you do get that momentum and get on a roll.

“It is massively important to keep momentum in sport, so that is what we want to do.”

Not having lost under Jones, England now eye an unbeaten run in 2016, with Brown adding: “It would be amazing if we did that. We want to win every game and we believe we can do that.

“It would be amazing to do that but we are just focused on our next game, which is South Africa.

“That will be a huge challenge – we haven’t beaten them for so long and no one in our squad has ever beaten them.”

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