England fans have been asked to pick their Rugby World Cup starting XV – and there’s no room for stalwart Ben Youngs – BY PAUL WASSELL.
Over the past week, Ruck has been asking members of our Facebook group to vote on their England XV in each position via a series of polls.
And it appears that supporters are more impressed with Willi Heinz than the stalwart playmaker
Here, we can reveal YOUR chosen England XV!
Loosehead: Mako Vunipola – 151 votes
Although he’s still struggling with injuries, the Saracens loosehead is still the fans’ firm favourite to start for his country this World Cup. Recently returned Joe Marler, whose self-imposed exile from international duty has only just been reversed, is in distant second place.
Runners up: Joe Marler – 40 votes, Ellis Genge – 28 votes
Hooker: Jamie George – 178 votes
After spending years in the shadows of former captain Dylan Hartley, Saracens hooker George has made the most of his opportunities and is now way out in front to start in the front row.
Runners-up: Luke Cowan-Dickie – 12 votes, Jack Singleton – 1 vote
Tighthead: Kyle Sinckler – 214 votes
Harlequins front rower Sinckler offers something very different in attack and his scrummaging appears to have come of age in recent times. Even though older head Cole is back in the reckoning, Sinckler is the supporters’ choice.