"Better options" - Will Greenwood leaves Genge and Simmonds out of his England XV - Ruck

“Better options” – Will Greenwood leaves Genge and Simmonds out of his England XV

Will Greenwood has picked his XV for England’s Six Nations opener against Scotland at Murrayfield with Ellis Genge and Sam SImmons both missing out.

The World Cup-winning centre as always went into great depth about his selection and you can ready his full article for The Telegraph by clicking here.

BACK-THREE:

  • 15. Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers, 5 caps)
  • 14. Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs, 42 caps)
  • 11. Max Malins (Saracens, 7 caps)

Greenwood on Steward: “Not often a kid so young and with so few caps is close to the first name down on the team sheet. I may have a few disgruntled readers about certain elements of my selection but I suspect it is a slam dunk with Steward. “

Freddie Steward of England goes over for a try during the Autumn Nations Match between England and Australia at Twickenham on 13 November 2021. Photo: Micah Crook/PPAUK

CENTRES:

  • 13. Joe Marchant (Harlequins, 4 caps)
  • 12. Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 38 caps)

Greenwood wrote: “To see Slade and Marchant work so well against South Africa was a joy to watch. Pace, ball movement, the works. Marchant is a cracking defender, as long as he keeps his spacings.”

Henry Slade of England kicks the conversion during the Autumn Nations Match between England and Tonga at Twickenham Stoop on 6 November 2021. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK

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