England fans have named their starting XV for this summers matches against Japan and New Zealand - Ruck

England fans have named their starting XV for this summers matches against Japan and New Zealand

This year’s summer internationals are fast approaching, and Steve Borthwick is finalising his plans for his squad and starting lineup for the clashes against Japan and New Zealand.

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The England head coach has all the resources to assemble a thrilling team poised to make history this summer.

RUCK conducted a survey with over 1,000 supporters voting for the players they want to see start this summer.

Could this be the first XV Borthwick selects for the opening game against Japan in Tokyo?

Fans England XV:

15. Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers)

14. Immanuel Feyi-Waboso (Exeter Chiefs)

13. Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs)

12. Ollie Lawrence (Bath RFC)

11. Ollie Sleightholme (Northampton Saints)

10. Marcus Smith (Harlequins)

9. Alex Mitchell (Northampton Saints)

1. Ellis Genge (Bristol Bears)

2. Jamie George (Saracens)

3. Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers)

4. Maro Itoje (Saracens)

5. George Martin (Saracens)

6. Ben Earl (Saracens)

7. Sam Underhill (Bath RFC)

8. Zach Mercer (Gloucester)

The 33-man England Squad Steve Borthwick Should Select For Summer Tour

It’s been a decade since England’s last visit to New Zealand, a challenging 2014 series under Stuart Lancaster resulting in a 3-0 defeat.

The memories of the 2008 tour aren’t any sweeter, with England tasting defeat in both Tests against the All Blacks. However, a glimmer of triumph emerged in 2003, as they secured a thrilling 15-13 victory over New Zealand just before the Rugby World Cup.

In this highly anticipated tour, Borthwick’s squad will face a formidable challenge with only two tests against the All Blacks, following a clash with Japan in Tokyo.

Here is the list of our predicted squad organised by their current clubs:

RUCK’s England squad for the summer:


  • Joe Marler
  • Fin Baxter
  • Chandler Cunningham-South
  • Marcus Smith

Bristol Bears

  • Ellis Genge
  • Harry Randall
  • Gabriel Ibitoye


  • Jamie George
  • Theo Dan
  • Maro Itoje
  • Ben Earl
  • Elliot Daly