The players who would be in England’s 31-man squad if picked right now
The four-year wait since 2015 has been a long one, but the anticipation is beginning to build for the next Rugby World Cup to get underway in Japan.
It is no different here, and the RUCK.co.uk team have been debating how the England squad will look for the big September 2019 kick-off.
We’re already looking forward to looking back and seeing just how wrong we were.
England 2019 Rugby World Cup squad:
Props: Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers), Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers), Joe Marler (Harlequins), Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins), Mako Vunipola (Saracens),
Hookers: Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints), Jamie George (Saracens), Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs)
Second-rows: Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints), George Kruis (Saracens), Joe Launchbury (Wasps), Maro Itoje (Saracens)
Back-rows: Billy Vunipola (Saracens), Brad Shields (Wasps), Chris Robshaw (Harlequins), Sam Simmonds (Exeter Chiefs), Sam Underhill (Bath)
Scrum-halves: Ben Youngs (Leicester), Danny Care (Harlequins), Dan Robson (Wasps)
Fly-halves: George Ford (Leicester), Owen Farrell (Saracens)
Centres: Alex Lozowski (Saracens), Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs), Jonathan Joseph (Bath), Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers)
Back-three: Anthony Watson (Bath), Denny Solomona (Sale Sharks), Elliot Daly (Wasps), Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs), Jonny May (Leicester)