Mike Brown has attempted to predict the backline that will take to the field for England in the first game of the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
15. Tom de Glanville: “Has all the skills. Get him in now to see if he can make the step up. His fundamentals as a No 15 are good and he has the X-factor too. Freddie Steward has the skill to be a ‘proper full-back’ and Tommy Freeman is one to watch.”Embed from Getty Images
14. Anthony Watson: “Looking electric right now, taking people on and should be near his peak in 2023.”
11. Jack Nowell: “Adds something different to the back three if he can get fit and stay fit. One of the best wingers I’ve played with.”