England’s INCREDIBLE strength in depth: The first, second, third and FOURTH choice XV's | Ruck

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: George Furbank (Northampton Saints)

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 Harlequins)

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: Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby)

Third choice: Alex Lozowski (Saracens)

Fourth choice: Joe Marchant (Harlequins)

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