England’s AWESOME strength in depth: The first, second, third and FOURTH choice XV’s - Ruck

England’s AWESOME strength in depth: The first, second, third and FOURTH choice XV’s

Eddie Jones has transformed England into the definitive second best team in the world since taking the job in December 2015.

The Aussie has had his injury problems, but has top-class players in every position…and it runs deep.

In every position, if one gets injured another player, arguably just as good, can slot in.

Here, we look at how deep England’s options run with four top-class starting XV’s if everyone is fit and available.

FULLBACK:

First choice: Max Malins (Saracens)

Second choice: Elliot Daly (Wasps)

Third choice: Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers)

Fourth choice: George Furbank (Northampton Saints)


WINGS:

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First choice: Anthony Watson & Jonny May (Bath and Gloucester)

Second choice: Joe Cokanasiga & Jack Nowell (Bath and Exeter Chiefs)

Third choice: Adam Radwan and Max Malins (Newcastle and Saracens)

Fourth choice: Ollie Thorley & Ruaridh McConnochie (Gloucester & Bath)


OUTSIDE-CENTRE:

First choice: Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs)

Second choice: Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby)

Third choice: Alex Lozowski (Saracens)

Fourth choice: Joe Marchant (Harlequins)

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