England Rugby World Cup squad: Fans pick their squad with a year to go
With just over a year to go before the 2019 Rugby World Cup kicks off, RUCK asked for England fans to vote in a poll to select their current 31-man squad for the tournament.
The 31-strong group of 16 forwards and 15 backs – drawn from 10 Premiership clubs – would open their campaign against Tonga at Sapporo Dome on 22nd September 2019.
England Rugby World Cup squad
Props: Mako Vunipola (Saracens), Ellis Genge (Leicester), Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins), Dan Cole (Leicester)
Hookers: Jamie George (Saracens), Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints)
Locks: Maro Itoje (Saracens), Joe Launchbury (Wasps), Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints), George Kruis (Saracens)
Back-rows: Chris Robshaw (Harlequins), Tom Curry (Sale), James Haskell (Wasps), Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby), Sam Simmonds (Exeter Chiefs), Billy Vunipola (saracens)
Scrum-halves: Ben Youngs (Leicester), Danny Care (Harlequins), Dan Robson (Wasps)
Fly-halves: Danny Cipriani (Gloucester), George Ford (Leicester)
Centres: Manu Tuilagi (Leicester), Henry Slade (Exeter), Owen Farrell (Saracens), Ben Te’o (Worcester)
Back three: Mike Brown (Harlequins), Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby), Elliot Daly (Wasps), Jonny May (Leicester), Jack Nowell (Exeter), Semesa Rokoduguni (Bath Rugby)
And using the same poll, here’s how Eddie Jones team would line-up for the first game: