"A proper bolter" - Will Greenwood's five England World Cup players to watch - Ruck

“A proper bolter” – Will Greenwood’s five England World Cup players to watch

Legendary centre Will Greenwood has delivered his verdict on the England 2023 Rugby World Cup squad.

On Monday, head coach Steve Borthwick confirmed his final 33-man squad for the tournament this morning with a number of major stars missing out on the squad

Below, we look at five players the 2003 World Cup winner has told supporters to keep an eye on during the tournament next month.

#1. Theo Dan

  • Position: Hooker
  • England cap: 1

A barnstorming young hooker, Dan has burst onto the scene this season with a series of standout performances for Saracens.

Whilst his work at the scrum and line out are impressive, it is his carrying ability and work around the park that has made people sit up and take notice.

Greenwood wrote:  “A proper bolter. In 2003, we were far more settled and assured. This time, it was different, and the difficulty is that brilliance at club level does not always translate.

“It feels like a hell of a risk to take him. Then again, Jonah Lomu got pulled out of Hong Kong Sevens and did ok.”