STUART LANCASTER is convinced home advantage could make a decisive difference for England at the 2015 Rugby World Cup - if they are allowed to have it.
Tournament hosts England face the most challenging group of all after being drawn alongside Australia and Wales, with the likelihood of Fiji also joining them.
The Welsh Rugby Union have made a bid to stage their two fixtures against England and the Wallabies at the Millennium Stadium – and organisers refused to rule out the possibility.
But England want to be at Twickenham, where on Saturday they were roared on to a historic victory over world champions New Zealand.
“Clearly from our point of view Twickenham would be our preferred venue,” said Lancaster, the England head coach.
“What home advantage did for the Olympians is a great example of how it inspires people to an extra five or 10% and sometimes at this level that’s what’s needed.”