To clarify, I make England slight favourites as in for me I take them as more likely to win....I'm not Ladbrokes and I'm not laying them so hey I've got strawberry float all to lose.
I honestly think that people are going to be shocked by how well England perform in the AI's and the upcoming 6 Nations and this stands them in good preparation for the RWC next year. The main problem for England has been that they have been totally blind to the importance of quick ball in International rugby and have still tried to play the exact same way as the 'orcs' of 2003. I know people who are involved with the set up at Pennyhill and by all accounts MJ has installed a belief (see the victory over Australia) and more importantly a firm blueprint as to how he expects England to play and this is far more dynamic than people are expecting.
England now are packing talent like Youngs, Foden and Lawes and once this unit gell they are going to be world beaters.
NB: If we get strawberry floated over by 20 tomorrow I want a name change!