17 of the England squad heading to South Africa went to fee-paying schools.
While that number still represents a slight majority it is an improvement on previous squads as the sport seeks to reach out to a wider proportion of society.
That means 16 of the squad did not pay for their education, which is a healthy increase from the Rugby World Cup in 2015 when that figure was only 10.
Despite improvement, there is still though a strong public school spine to England’s team, as there always has been – but who went to the most expensive school? You might be surprised.
Mike Brown, Harlequins, Full Back: Wyvern College, Wiltshire (free)
Danny Cipriani, Wasps, Fly-half: Whitgift School, Croydon (£35,522)
Luke Cowan-Dickie, Exeter Chiefs, Hooker: Mount’s Bay School (free)
Tom Curry, Sale Sharks, Flanker: Bishop Heber High School (free)
Elliot Daly, Wasps, Centre: Whitgift School, Croydon (£35,522)
Ben Earl, Saracens, Number 8: Tonbridge School (£12,988)
Nathan Earle, Saracens, Winger: Sutton Valence School (£7,135)
Owen Farrell, Saracens, Fly Half: St George’s School, Hertfordshire (£11,175)
George Ford, Bath, Fly Half: St George’s School, Hertfordshire (£11,175)
Ellis Genge, Leicester Tigers, Prop: John Cabot Academy (free)
Jamie George, Saracens, Hooker: Haileybury, Hertfordshire (£30,900)
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