Owen Farrell Owen Farrell holds key to World Cup success for England, says Lawrence Dallaglio

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Owen Farrell insists his England team are primed and ready to deliver their best at the World Cup.

The Red Rose captain arrives in typhoon-hit Japan today confident the tournament’s second favourites can whip up a storm of their own in the coming weeks.

“There’s a plan been in place to get us as ready as we possibly can be for this World Cup and it feels like we are in a good place,” said the Saracens star. “I can’t wait to get going.

“You never know what could happen. You’ve got to be as prepared as you can for what’s in front of you whilst ready to deal with anything. We’ll make sure we’re calm enough to do that.”

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Farrell in action against Italy in Newcastle

Farrell, 27, has officially been England’s main man since injury sidelined Dylan Hartley at the turn of the year and he was handed the armband.

But to all intents and purposes the son of rugby league legend Andy has been England’s spiritual leader for many years.

World Cup winner Lawrence Dallaglio has long recognised that and has no doubt Farrell, who this year became a first-time dad, holds the key if England are to reclaim the trophy after 16 years.

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Dallaglio with 2003 Rugby World Cup

“Any team at the World Cup would want Owen in their team,” said Dallaglio, speaking on behalf of Land Rover. “He is the player who really drives this England side. He’s the conscience of the team – without doubt, the key guy.

“What I really admire about him is he’s go

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