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“First Name on the Team-Sheet” – England’s Nailed On Starters for the 2023 Rugby World Cup

5. Kyle Sinckler

Scrum down for Kyle Sinckler of England Rugby during the Six Nations Championship match between England and France at Twickenham Stadium, Twickenham, London on March 13 2021. – PHOTO: Micah Crook/PPAUK

Propping up the tight-head side of the scrum, Kyle Sinckler might as well get the number three tattooed on his back at this point. Comfortably England’s best choice to partner up with Ellis Genge, Sinckler brings equal amounts of technical prowess and driving power to the England scrum.


The clear option as Genge and Sinker’s Bristol Bears partnership adds an extra level of familiarity to the England pack, the 29-year-old is the right man for the right side of the front row.

Sinckler’s hot-headedness has certainly calmed down within the past few years, with the prop able to keep his cool in pressurised scenarios. England rely on Sinckler, as the tight-head prop position is one without an abundance of options for Borthwick to chose from.

Dan Cole was recalled to the England squad by his former Leicester Tigers Head Coach, yet the 35-year-old is yet to start, with Sinckler taking the lead and Cole emptying the tank for the last 15-20 minutes so far this competition.