Not just world rankings. In the last world cup we were crap, last 6 nations we were crap, in the Autumn we failed to close out the game against the AB's. As someone said on here a while back, the world rankings are AB's no.1 and about 6 other teams way behind in 2nd place.
England are playing well and have their tails up, but they are still a long way from being world beaters.
Cardiff will be a real test in every sense of the word and whilst I think we can win, it is not a forgone conclusion.
And that's the difference between ARRSE and the rest of social media.Looking unbeatable they may be. But I won't be betting any money on our trips to Cardiff or Murrayfield.
Too many WTF upsets in the past.
Look on any FaceAche feed about rugby and they're already claiming the GS and WC.
FWIW it would be nice to see the RWC return to the Northern Hemisphere, and if we find England make it to the final on Nov 2nd, rest assured I'll be poolside at my hotel in Cape Verde at 0800hrs cheering them on (I've already checked, and apparently one of the pools has a sports bar & big screen for major sporting events yes!)
And it's highly likely they'll come away with the GS in March too, much as I'd like to see Wales find an extra couple of gears. We shall see.