Rugby legend Jeremy Guscott has attempted to predict the backline that will take to the field for England in the first game of the Autumn Nations Series.
He doesn’t believe that current captain Owen Farrell could play with breakthrough prospect Marcus Smith, and has instead called for powerhouse Manu Tuilagi to return to the England XV.
“The two new inclusions who stand out the most are Marcus Smith and Alex Dombrandt, and both these Harlequins have been knocking on the England door for two or three years,” wrote Guscott in his column for The Rugby Paper.
See below who he has backed for selection this Autumn as Eddie Jones men take on Tonga, Australia and South Africa.
15. Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers): “He’s already made an impact for the Tigers with his size and decent pace, and England have been waiting for another dominant full-back to emerge in the same way Mike Brown did.”
14. Adam Radwan (Newcastle): “The guy is just electric, and he reminds me so much of Jason Robinson, not just because he is energy personified, but because of his great footwork, acceleration, and top end speed.”
11. Louis Lynagh (Harlequins):