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“Go-to skipper” – Sir Clive Woodward picks his England XV for Wales with new captain

HALFBACKS:

  • 10. Marcus Smith (Harlequins)
  • 9. Harry Randall (Bristol Bears)

Woodward wrote: “Ben Youngs can’t go on for ever. He was OK last week and he is still international class, but we need to know about Randall at some stage and Raffi Quirke below him. Scrum-half is such an important position, you need two or three tried and tested operators there. And Youngs needs to know that he is under serious pressure for his starting spot.”

Marcus Smith of England celebrates after winning during the Autumn Nations Match between England and South Africa at Twickenham Stadium on 20 November 2021. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK

FRONT-ROW:

  • 1. Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers)
  • 2. Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs) for Jamie George
  • 3. Kyle Sinckler (Bristol Bears) for Will Stuart
Ellis Genge of England (digitally altered) during the Autumn Nations Match between England and Tonga at Twickenham Stoop on 6 November 2021. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK

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