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

#2. Ollie Lawrence

  • Position: Centre
  • England caps: 11

t has been a steady rise through the England age groups for Birmingham-born Bath Rugby centre Ollie Lawrence.

Having played for England Under 18s and England Under 20s, the latter at aged 18, he was first called up to the senior squad in the summer of 2018 ahead of the summer tour to South Africa.

A line-breaking midfielder, Lawrence was called up again by Eddie Jones ahead of the autumn games in 2020. Recently, Lawrence was named in Steve Borthwick’s squad for the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France.

Greenwood wrote: “He had a big Six Nations in a straightforward role, which can help players to stand out. Six months ago he was not considered as an option.

“Rugby changes and it does not change. One of your centres has to run through brick walls and Lawrence showed he was up to that.”