England are thrown a World Cup lifeline having been drawn in the same group as Argentina, rather than New Zealand, Australia or South Africa, although no group looks easy at the moment.
2011 Rugby World Cup draw:
Pool A – New Zealand, France, Tonga, Americas 1, Asia 1
Pool B – Argentina, England, Scotland, Europe 1, play-off winner
Pool C – Australia, Ireland, Italy, Europe 2, Americas 2
Pool D – South Africa, Wales, Fiji, Oceania 1, Africa 1
Pool A looks particularly exciting, given the history between France and New Zealand at previous World Cups, and Martin Johnson must be thanking the gods that are smiling upon him.
Who do you think will win?