"Would beat Scotland" - England's ridiculous strength in depth showed by strong fourth choice XV - Ruck

“Would beat Scotland” – England’s ridiculous strength in depth showed by strong fourth choice XV

Eddie Jones has had his injury problems, but has top-class players in every position…and it runs deep.

In every position, if one gets injured another player, arguably just as good, can slot in.

Here, we look at how deep England’s options run with four top-class starting XV’s if everyone is fit and available.

#FIRST CHOICE

15.Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers), 14.Jonny May (Gloucester), 13.Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs), 12.Manu Tuilagi (Sale Sharks), 11.Anthony Watson (Bath RFC), 10.Marcus Smith (Harlequins), 9.Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers); 1.Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers), 2.Jamie George (Saracens), 3.Kyle Sinckler (Leicester Tigers), 4.Maro Itoje (Saracens), 5.Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints), 6.Tom Curry (Sale Sharks), 7.Sam Underhill (Bath RFC), 8.Alex Dombrandt (Harlequins)

Try Celebrations for Marcus Smith of England during the Autumn Nations Match between England and Tonga at Twickenham Stoop on 6 November 2021. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK

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