Battle of the schools: England state schools XV vs. Private schools XV

Despite popular belief, the England rugby team isn’t totally made up of kids from private schools and our state XV proves that.

However, a lot of England’s superstars including Owen Farrell, Billy Vunipola and Maro Itoje went to private school.

Which team would come out on top?!


Fullback: Mike Brown (Harlequins) – Wyvern College, Wiltshire (free)

Winger: Joe Cokanasiga (Bat) – Bushey Academy (free) 

Centre: Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers): Hinckley Academy, Leicestershire (Free)

Centre: Alex Lozowski (Saracens) – Watford Grammar School for Boys (Free)

Winger: Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs) Mounts Bay Academy, Cornwall (free) 

Fly-half: Freddie Burns (Bath Rugby) -Beechen Cliff, Bath (free) 

Scrum-half: Danny Care (Harlequins) – Prince Henry’s Grammar School, West Yorkshire (free)

Prop: Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers): John Cabot Academy (free) 

Hooker: Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs): Mount’s Bay School (free)

Prop: Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins) – Graveney School, London (free)

Lock: Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints) – Northampton School for Boys, Northamptonshire (free)

Lock: Nick Isiekwe (Saracens) – Nicholas Breakspear School (free) 

Flanker: Mark Wilson (Sale Sharks): Kirkbie Kendal School (free)

Flanker: Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby): Sir Thomas Rich’s School (Free)

Number 8: Tom Curry (Sale Sharks) – Bishop Heber High School (free) 

Click on page two for the private schools XV (We’re rooting for the underdogs.)