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England’s INCREDIBLE 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: Elliot Daly (Wasps)

Second choice: Mike Brown (Harlequins)

Third choice: Alex Goode (Saracens)

Fourth choice: Jason Woodward (Gloucester)


WINGS:

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First choice: Jack Nowell & Jonny May (Exeter and Leicester)

Second choice: Joe Cokanasiga & Chris Ashton (Bath and Sale)

Third choice: Anthony Watson & Denny Solomona (Bath and Sale)

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


OUTSIDE-CENTRE:

First choice: Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs)

Second choice: Alex Lozowski (Saracens)

Third choice: Jonathan Joseph (Bath)

Fourth choice: Joe Marchant (Harlequins)

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3 Responses

  1. David Vintis

    I am not sure who chose the players at openside Flanker but Gary Graham has now played for Scotland so he is no longer eligible for England

  2. Tim

    It doesn’t matter who England pick. They can only take so many and let’s face it, how many of these boys would make it into an All Black side?

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