"Next Kyle Sinckler" - Three Future England Tighthead-Props To Boost Steve Borthwick's Squad - Ruck

“Next Kyle Sinckler” – Three Future England Tighthead-Props To Boost Steve Borthwick’s Squad

With the 2023 Rugby World Cup fast approaching, Steve Borthwick will need to begin looking at squad depth in key positions to endure the tournament.

A position where England are not necessarily spoilt for choice is tight-head prop, and these three players could certainly boost the options in the number three jersey.

Borthwick’s first choice tight-head is Kyle Sinkler, with veteran Dan Cole and young gun Joe Hayes the perceived back-up for the Rugby World Cup. However, it is always good to have plentiful options before a major competition.

England still have a long way to go before their opening World Cup Pool Stage match against Argentina on September 9th, with four World Cup warm-up matches to play over the summer.

Kyle Sinckler of England during the Autumn International Series match between England and New Zealand at Twickenham, London on 19 November 2022 (Photo: Micah Crook/PPAUK)

Borthwick will be looking at squad depth as his side plays Wales twice, Ireland and then Fiji. Here are three future tight-head props we could expect to see in those matches, who will hope to be included in the squad for France.

Tim Hoyt – Leicester Tigers

19-year-old Tim Hoyt has already made five appearances for Leicester Tigers, throughout his prolonged loan spells to Nottingham in the RFU Championship. Most recently featuring off the bench for Tigers, in the Premiership Rugby Cup defeat to Newcastle Falcons, Hoyt is ticking all the boxes for an academy graduate. Already weighing in at 123kg, Hoyt is built like an international standard prop, and is only getting technically better with each passing match.

A re-occurring name on the England U20s team-sheet, Hoyt is currently featuring in the U20s Six Nations, with England off to a flying start in the competition.

Starting for his country against Scotland, Italy and Wales, Hoyt has been consistently playing just under an hour at tight-head.

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