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England WC squad

Post by fleabane » Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:44 pm

England's 31-man squad for Rugby World Cup 2019 | Eddie Jones names one uncapped player:

Prop - Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers, 86 caps), Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers, 10 caps), Joe Marler (Harlequins, 58 caps), Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins, 22 caps), Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 53 caps)

Hooker - Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, 12 caps), Jamie George (Saracens, 37 caps, Jack Singleton (Saracens, 1 cap)

Lock - Maro Itoje (Saracens, 27 caps), George Kruis (Saracens, 32 caps) Joe Launchbury (Wasps, 59 caps), Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, 72 caps)

Back row - Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 11 caps), Lewis Ludlam (Northampton Saints, 1 cap), Sam Underhill (Bath, 9 caps), Billy Vunipola (Saracens, 42 caps), Mark Wilson (Newcastle Falcons/Sale Sharks, 13 caps)

Scrum-half - Willi Heinz (Gloucester, 1 cap), Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 86 caps)

Fly-half - Owen Farrell (Saracens, 70 caps), George Ford (Leicester Tigers, 56 caps)

Centre - Piers Francis (Northampton Saints, 5 caps), Jonathan Joseph (Bath, 41 caps), Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 22 caps), Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers, 33 caps)

Back-three - Joe Cokanasiga (Bath, 5 caps), Elliot Daly (Saracens, 31 caps), Jonny May (Leicester Tigers, 45 caps), Ruaridh McConnochie (Bath, uncapped), Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs, 33 caps), Anthony Watson (Bath, 34 caps)
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Re: England WC squad

Post by Jimmy Skitz » Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:58 pm

so which Prop can play both sides? I count 3 looseheads and only 2 tightheads

A little surprised no Dan Robson wasn't that impressed with Heinz yesterday

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Re: England WC squad

Post by POSTIGER » Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:03 pm

Jimmy Skitz wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:58 pm
so which Prop can play both sides? I count 3 looseheads and only 2 tightheads

A little surprised no Dan Robson wasn't that impressed with Heinz yesterday
2 tightheads and 2 scrummies is a big risk. Agree on Heinz/ Robson.
I saw Marika Vunibaka play

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Re: England WC squad

Post by JP14 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:08 pm

I expect Hughes and Williams to be called up mid-tournament not gonna lie.
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Re: England WC squad

Post by Scott1 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:12 pm

Coles getting severely flogged,think Lions tour!

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Re: England WC squad

Post by Scott1 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:14 pm

LCD finished the game with Singleton Sunday so he guess he's our emergency prop,he started life as one anyway. I don't like it,too many back 3 players, Williams should've gone. The 2 SH doesn't bother me, statistically the 3rd 9 at RWC only averages 5 minutes game time anyway.

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Re: England WC squad

Post by Jimmy Skitz » Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:19 pm

Scott1 wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:12 pm
Coles getting severely flogged,think Lions tour!
Sinckler will start, at least in the group stages

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Re: England WC squad

Post by Jimmy Skitz » Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:20 pm

Scott1 wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:14 pm
LCD finished the game with Singleton Sunday so he guess he's our emergency prop,he started life as one anyway. I don't like it,too many back 3 players, Williams should've gone. The 2 SH doesn't bother me, statistically the 3rd 9 at RWC only averages 5 minutes game time anyway.
Singleton ended up playing Flanker due to Tom Curry going off early and running out of 2nd row/backrow subs

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Re: England WC squad

Post by Scott1 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:24 pm

Ok,thanks. Point still stands re LCD though,he can prop if needed. As for Cole he will be flogged,he will most likely play around 120 minutes in 5 days,then he will play 20 minutes of every other game due to Sinckler being around a 60 minute prop. Let's hope he comes out of it ok!

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Re: England WC squad

Post by castrofan » Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:26 pm

I'm sure that I heard one of the pundits saying that George Ford can also play scrum half if necessary

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Re: England WC squad

Post by Jimmy Skitz » Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:29 pm

castrofan wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:26 pm
I'm sure that I heard one of the pundits saying that George Ford can also play scrum half if necessary
he could probably do a decent job there but the could do with a Harrison, a SH that can be a utility back in the squad

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Re: England WC squad

Post by johnthegriff » Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:47 pm

I am pretty sure I have seen Marler playing at tighthead. I too am surprised Heinz goes as one of only two 9's, not sure I agree with introducing a 32 year old at this stage it is hardly building for the future. We will never be better than the All Blacks if we select players that are only here because they are not good enough for the Kiwis.

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Re: England WC squad

Post by SimonP in Surrey » Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:14 pm

Englands "Possibles / half a second team" vs Wales "Certainties / IRB 1st Ranking" did very well I thought showing the squad depth that is more than present. This is promising given the likely 3, 4 or more ?? key player injuries that could easily occur to any team during the campaign. ENG scrum amazingly dominated during the 2nd half. Manu looked strong but also had quite a kick of pace reminiscent of a his younger years. Ford plays the game differently to Faz at 10 and great to see Watson and Joseph back to top form after injuries. This world cup is more open than any before with ultimate victory from any of NZ, ENG, WAL, IRE, RSA or AUS not being a real surprise at all. Amazing .. bring it on !!

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Re: England WC squad

Post by Leicestertinytiger » Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:23 pm

Only player I’m not sure should be selected is Francis, but seems highly rated by Jones and Saints fans. Hardly like we have loads of 12s putting their hands up for selection. Devoto has been in countless camps but never picked. Te’o not wanted for discipline issues.

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Re: England WC squad

Post by SimonP in Surrey » Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:31 pm

Agreed on Francis and glad Teo is left out .... of course centre options exist via Daly, Faz and Nowell under fallback options. Jones has quite a lot of back three players, but those three options and the fact that Slade could cover 10, give a lot of flexibility.

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