Will Greenwood predicts England XV for France clash with interesting choice at number eight

Here is the England team Will Greenwood has picked for The Telegraph to get the job done and start the 2020 Six Nations with a victory.

1. Mako Vunipola

“Mako is still the best loosehead we have.”

Mako Vunipola of England takes part in a training session during England Rugby Media Access at Pennyhill Park Hotel on August 23, 2019, Bagshot, England. (Photo by Phil Mingo/PPAUK)

2. Luke Cowan-Dickie

“Cowan-Dickie’s form has been off the charts. George to appear at the 50-minute mark and deliver the same level.”

3. Kyle Sinckler

“I am a massive fan of Harry Williams but there can only be one person wearing the No3 jersey.”

Kyle Sinckler of England Rugby on the break during the Guinness Six Nations match between England Rugby and Scotland at Twickenham Stadium, Twickenham, London on the 16th March 2019. Photo: Phil Mingo/PPAUK.

4. Maro Itoje

“A guy who is just getting better and better and better.”

Maro Itoje of Saracens celebrates the win during the Aviva Premiership Final between Exeter Chiefs and Saracens at Twickenham Stadium, Twickenham, London on May 26. – PHOTO: Cameron Geran/PPAUK/Aviva

5. Courtney Lawes

“Lawes has been phenomenal for Northampton – I mean truly phenomenal. Ripping up teams, destroying driving lineout mauls, stealing lineouts, carrying and offloading.”

6. Tom Curry

“Extraordinary athlete. Curry is part made of granite, part bamboo.”

7. Sam Underhill

Sam Underhill of England participates in a warm-up drill ahead of the Quilter International Match between England and Japan at Twickenham Stadium, Twickenham, London on 17th November 2018. [Photo: James Fearn/PPAUK]

8. Lewis Ludlam

Lewis Ludlam of Northampton Wanderers celebrates the final whistle with Tom Collins of Northampton Wanderers on his back after beating Exeter Braves in the Premiership Rugby A League Final match between Northampton Wanderers and Exeter Braves at Franklin’s Gardens on April 30th 2018, Northampton, England (Photo: Phil Mingo/PPAUK)

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