England team at the 2019 World Cup – Who will start in Japan

England team at the 2019 World Cup – Who will start in Japan?

The original article was published in August 2015 – anything added will be in ALL CAPS
England team at the 2019 World Cup – Who will start in Japan?

Will Stuart Lancaster have left the job after the World Cup in 2015 or be clutching a knighthood having guided the team to glory? GUESSING NO KNIGHTHOOD

Might the likes of Chris Robshaw and Mike Brown still be the key men or will a new generation of players emerge?

This is how we have predicted it might play out…

15 Anthony Watson

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Anthony Watson has burst onto the international stage and made a significant impact since making his debut against New Zealand in 2014 as part of the Autumn Internationals. The rising star may be just be 21, but his intelligent movement combined with his rapid pace has him tipped by many to be one of the next big stars in world rugby.

Did you know: He had trials with Chelsea FC as a 13-year-old.

14 Jack Nowell

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ack Nowell made his promotion to the England senior side for the Six Nations in 2014. The 22-year old Cornishman’s classy attacking skills made him an essential weapon in the Exeter Chiefs arsenal this past season while his growing maturity has also been impressive. He could fill the void as Mike Brown, and Andy Goode are both likely to be past their best in four year’s time.

Did you know: After establishing himself as a regular in the Chiefs first team, Nowell was nominated for and won, the LV=Breakthrough Player Award for the 2012–13 season.

13 Elliot Daly

Although the 22-year-old got left out of Stuart Lancaster’s World Cup training squad, there is still a big future ahead of the speedy, try-scoring specialist centre. He has represented England at U16, U18 and U20 level, including winning a U20 Grand Slam Six Nations in 2011 and reaching the Junior World Cup final in the same year.

Did you know: He made his debut at centre against Exeter Chiefs in the Anglo-Welsh Cup in November 2010 while still a pupil at Whitgift and in the process became the second youngest player to represent the club.