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WATCH: Brian O'Driscoll – 'Performances slumped since Joe Schmidt announced departure'

Land Rover Ambassador Brian O'Driscoll believes England are in pole position to win in Japan after their thumping 57-15 win over Ireland at Twickenham.

Ireland will announce their final 31-man World Cup squad on September 8, with boss Schmidt insisting places are still up for grabs.

Joe Schmidt insists there is “no internal noise” regarding Rory Best’s captaincy despite Ireland’s record 57-15 loss to England on Saturday.

Head coach Schmidt took the unusual step of addressing the media on Tuesday, accounting again for Ireland’s “unacceptable” eight-try hiding at Twickenham.

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