Steve Borthwick has announced his 36-player England squad to face Wales - Ruck

Steve Borthwick has announced his 36-player England squad to face Wales

Head coach Steve Borthwick has announced his 36-player squad for Saturday’s Guinness 6 Nations clash against Wales at Twickenham Stadium.

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Genge had to withdraw late from the previous match against Italy due to a foot problem, but there is hope for his return.

“I’d be really hopeful that Ellis is available for next weekend,” said England boss Steve Borthwick. 

“He trained on Thursday and felt something. He had a scan on his foot on Friday morning. 

Ellis Genge, Captain of England during the Summer Nations Series Rugby match between Wales and England at Principality Stadium on August 5, 2023 in Cardiff, Wales. Photo: Phil Mingo/PPAUK

“There was a small, acute recurrence of something that happened in the past. 

“On Friday night we got the result of the scan back and he was ruled out on Saturday morning. 

“I really hope he will be available next weekend.” 

Meanwhile, Leicester lock George Martin, on the other hand, may have a slight chance of recovering in time to play against Wales, as revealed by Borthwick. However, it remains uncertain as he battles back from a minor knee issue, making it a long shot for his participation.

Unfortunately, Harlequins fly-half Marcus Smith won’t be available to play against Wales, still dealing with a calf problem.

England squad to face Wales:

Jamie Blamire

Ollie Chessum

Dan Cole

Alex Coles

Chandler Cunningham-South

Ben Curry

Theo Dan

Alex Dombrandt

Ben Earl

Charlie Ewels

Ellis Genge

Jamie George

Joe Heyes

Maro Itoje

Joe Marler

Beno Obano

Tom Pearson

Ethan Roots

Will Stuart

Sam Underhill


Oscar Beard

Danny Care

Elliot Daly

Fraser Dingwall

Immanuel Feyi-Waboso

George Ford

Tommy Freeman

George Furbank

Alex Mitchell

Will Muir

Max Ojomoh

Tom Roebuck

Henry Slade

Fin Smith

rd suggests that he could offer a valuable asset to the England setup if given the opportunity

Get to know the actual lives of the women behind England men’s rugby team…

#1. Katie George

Katie is the wife of Jamie George, the hooker for Saracens. The couple tied the knot in 2020 after being in a relationship for six years. Elliot Daly, Jamie’s teammate, had the honour of being the best man at their wedding.

Katie is a project manager consultant for KS TWO Consulting Ltd.

#2. Tess Boagni

Flanker Ethan Roots, originally from New Zealand, is romantically involved with Tessa Boagni, a prominent basketball player representing New Zealand in the women’s national team, the Tall Ferns.

Together, they joyfully embrace parenthood with their two sons, Noah and Benji.

A delightful glimpse into their family life was captured in a recent Instagram post, where Tessa and Ethan charmingly posed with their kids, all donned in matching red pajamas for their annual Christmas card. The caption affectionately read, “Roots/Boagni family Christmas card 2023.”