Which England player went to the MOST expensive school?

18 of England latest squad went to fee-paying schools.

While that number still represents a majority it is an improvement on previous squads as the sport seeks to reach out to a wider proportion of society.

There is still though a strong public school spine to England’s team, as there always has been – but who went to the most expensive school? You might be surprised.


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Mike Brown, 31, Harlequins, Full Back, 60 caps: Wyvern College, Wiltshire (free)
Danny Care, 30, Harlequins, Scrum Half, 71 caps: Prince Henry’s Grammar School, West Yorkshire (free)
Nathan Catt, 29, Bath Rugby, Prop, 0 caps: Clevedon School, Somerset (free)
Dan Cole, 29, Leicester, Prop, 74 caps: Robert Smyth Academy, Leicestershire (free)
Elliot Daly, 24, Wasps, Centre, 13 caps: Whitgift School, Croydon (£35,522)
Charlie Ewels, 21, Bath Rugby, 3 caps: Bryanston school (£11,882)
Owen Farrell, 25, Saracens, Fly Half, 52 caps: St George’s School, Hertfordshire (£11,175)
George Ford, 24, Bath, Fly Half, 35 caps: St George’s School, Hertfordshire (£11,175) 
Jamie George, 26, Saracens, Hooker, 17 caps: Haileybury, Hertfordshire (£30,900)
Dylan Hartley, 31, Northampton, Hooker, 84 caps: Beacon Community College, Sussex (Free)
James Haskell, 32, Wasps, Flanker, 75 caps: Wellington College, Berkshire (£35,775)
Paul Hill, 22, Northampton, Northampton, 5 caps: Prince Henry’s Grammar School, Otley (Free)
Maro Itoje, 22, Saracens, Lock, 12 caps: St George’s School, Harpenden (£11,400)
Jonathan Joseph, 25, Bath, Centre, 33 caps: Millfield, Somerset (£34,650)
George Kruis, 25, Saracens, Lock, 7 caps: St John’s School, Surrey (£28,125)
Joe Launchbury, 24, Wasps, Lock, 22 caps: Christ’s Hospital, West Sussex (£30,450)
Courtney Lawes, 28, Northampton, Lock, 58 caps: Northampton School for Boys, Northamptonshire (free)
Alex Lozowski, 23, Saracens, Fly-half, 0 caps: Watford Grammar School for Boys (Free)
Joe Marler, 25, Harlequins, Prop, 31 caps: Heathfield Community College, East Sussex (Free)
Matt Mullan, 30, Wasps, Prop, 15 caps: Bromsgrove School (£11,285)
Jonny May, 27, Gloucester  Winger, 25 caps: Hartpury College, Gloucestershire (£14,500)
Jack Nowell, 23, Exeter, Winger, 23 caps: Mounts Bay Academy, Cornwall (free) 
Kyle Sinckler, 24, Harlequins, Prop, 8 caps: Graveney School, London (free)
Henry Slade, 24, Exeter, Fly Half, 5 caps: Plymouth College, Plymouth (£27,765)
Ben Te’o, 30, Worcester, Centre, 8 caps: Keebra Park State High School (Free)
Billy Vunipola, 24, Saracens, No 8, 34 caps: Harrow School, London (£36,150)
Mako Vunipola, 26, Saracens, Prop, 42 caps: Millfield, Somerset (£34,650)
Anthony Watson, 23, Bath, Full Back, 26 caps: St George’s College, London (£17,235)
Tom Wood, 30, Northampton, Flanker, 50 caps: The Woodlands School, West Midlands (free)
Marland Yarde, 24, Harlequins, Winger, 11 caps: Whitgift School, Croydon (£35,522 – went on a scholarship)
Ben Youngs, 27, Leicester, Scrum Half, 70 caps: Gresham’s School, Norfolk (£31,950)
*All figures are the cost to board per year. 
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