Fly-half: Jacob Umaga (Wasps) – The youngster was invited to train with England for the Six Nations, appeared to have stepped ahead of other budding deputies to Owen Farrell and George Ford.
Scrum-half: Harry Randall (Bristol Bears) – He was named-checked a while ago by Jones. A diminutive, crisp distributor, Randall really could suit a renewed focus on quick ball at the breakdown.
Prop: Richard Barrington (Saracen) – Originally signing to play for Sarries to play in the Anglo-Welsh Cup. he’s become a cult figure since joining from Jersey in 2013. He has developed into a fine scrummager and dependable asset.
Hooker: Tom Dunn (Bath Rugby) – An unused replacement in this year’s wet and wild Calcutta Cup encounter, has come closest to a cap. The way he has restarted the Premiership campaign, spearheading Bath’s polished set-piece work, indicates that he fancies one.
Prop: Nick Schonert (Worcester Warriors) – The destructive Worcester scrummager has been on the cusp of Test honours for the last two years, having been called up for the 2017 tour of Argentina, only to be denied by injury, before being called up for England’s pre-World Cup training camp.