England take on South Africa in the World Cup final in Paris on Saturday aiming to become the first side to win back-to-back titles.
But rather than masters of the universe, England have endured a torrid reign as world champions.
Just five weeks ago, Brian Ashton's men reached their nadir when they crashed to a 36-0 loss to the very same Springboks.
Since that dark day, England have found new steel. So, just how does a team that was ranked seventh in the world before the World Cup, stand on the brink of history?
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