England to face Scots in 2011 World Cup

STRUGGLING England will face old enemies Scotland in the group stages of the next Rugby World Cup.

STRUGGLING England will face old enemies Scotland in the group stages of the next Rugby World Cup.

But Martin Johnson's charges, still reeling from a battering by Southern Hemisphere teams in recent weeks, have avoided huge favourites New Zealand in today's draw for the 2011 event.

Instead, the 2003 champions and last year's runners-up will face Scotland and Argentina plus one other European country to emerge from qualifying and a play-off winner.

Wales face reigning world champions South Africa, Fiji and teams from Oceania 1 (probably Samoa) and Africa 1.


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Ireland will battle Australia, Ireland, Italy, Europe 2 and Americas 2.

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