THIS is the stunning new skin-tight kit in which England believe they can win the Rugby World Cup.
KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF: Richard Hill models the new kit
Revealed for the first time, it has been designed to make it harder than ever to stop the world's top-ranked team.
England are second favourites behind New Zealand to land the biggest prize in the sport in Australia in October and November.
They have won 14 consecutive games and from their boot camp in Surrey to the flogging fields of Provence, they have pushed back the boundaries of physical and mental endurance until their bodies and minds have screamed for mercy.
Now they have a revolutionary kit to maximise the talents of the players wearing it.
England coach Clive Woodward prompted the radical change in style after seeing Jason Robinson repeatedly scragged by his shirt during a Six Nations game in Scotland last year.
Frustrated that the shirt was more hindrance than help, he asked Nike if they could reduce the amount of cloth so there was nothing for opponents to grab on to.
The result is the figure-hugging top modelled for Mirror Sport by back row star Richard Hill, which will be worn for the first time against France here tomorrow night.
It is collarless and sealed around the neck, and features panels of 'stretch-woven ripstop', a textile which snaps back if grabbed.
It is also designed for wear in the high temperatures expected in Australia, being made from a lightweight DriFit material which helps expel sweat from the body.
Clive Woodward's side will wear two varieties at the Stade Velodrome - one tailored specifically for the tight-five forwards, the other for the loose forwards and backs.
England wanted to go even further and dress their wings and full-back in one-piece outfits to prevent them being grabbed by the shorts, but this design has been outlawed for the time being by the International Board.
Hill said: "We are trying to get every advantage that we can and the shirt is one of the areas we felt we could make some improvements.
"When you wear it you feel you have not got a shirt on."
Woodward, whose side was knocked-out in the quarter-finals four years ago, has vowed that nothing will be left to chance this time in his pursuit of World Cup glory.
The players had three weeks of intense fitness training at their Bagshot camp where a marquee was erected, filled with state-of-the-art gym equipment, and quickly dubbed the House of Pain.
They were then given a week off, during which they were expected to work out every day, before returning to base to prepare for last week's record-breaking win over Wales in Cardiff.