England v France Team

England v France Team

GlawsyD 08 Feb 2019 20:17 pm said..

England starting XV (555 caps)

15 Elliot Daly (Wasps, 26 caps), 14 Chris Ashton (Sale Sharks, 43 caps), 13 Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 18 caps), 12 Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers, 28 caps), 11 Jonny May (Leicester Tigers, 41 caps), 10 Owen Farrell (Saracens, 66 caps) (c), 9 Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 81 caps), 1 Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 52 caps), 2 Jamie George (Saracens, 33 caps), 3 Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins, 18 caps), 4 Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, 69 caps), 5 George Kruis (Saracens, 28 caps), 6 Mark Wilson (Newcastle Falcons, 9 caps), 7 Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 6 caps), 8 Billy Vunipola (Saracens, 37 caps).

Finishers (249 caps)

16 Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, 8 caps), 17 Ben Moon (Exeter Chiefs, 4 caps), 18 Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers, 82 caps), 19 Joe Launchbury (Wasps, 54 caps), 20 Nathan Hughes (Wasps, 19 caps), 21 Dan Robson (Wasps, uncapped), 22 George Ford (Leicester Tigers, 52 caps), 23 Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs, 30 caps).
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Not1eyed 08 Feb 2019 20:18 pm said..

Great looking squad. Can’t see I’d change much from that.
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steckers 08 Feb 2019 20:26 pm said..

Obviously I would have Cipriani on bench in place of Ford. I would also prefer an 8 like Mercer to Hughes. Happy with starting XV though.
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Tumpy+1 08 Feb 2019 20:39 pm said..

Still wouldn't beat Wales though :P
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Not1eyed 08 Feb 2019 20:45 pm said..

According to many couldn’t/wouldn’t beat Ireland! :D
Eddie Jones would be for the sack :D
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steckers 08 Feb 2019 21:04 pm said..

Maybe we should credit the arrival of Mitchell - I thought the defensive effort was the big area of improvement. The line speed absolutely hammered Ireland.
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Not1eyed 09 Feb 2019 08:34 am said..

But surely EJ would have been instrumental in the appointment of Mitchell? I don’t understand why so many can’t give EJ credit where it’s due but are very free with the criticism.
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Sky blue 09 Feb 2019 08:46 am said..

Correct. Much of the criticism of EJ here is laughable.

Some of his comments are crass and unnecessary but I hope JA goes on to be as "unsuccessful" at Glos as EJ has been with England.
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Not1eyed 09 Feb 2019 08:58 am said..

I fully agree with all of that Sky Blue
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Cherryade 09 Feb 2019 09:10 am said..

Ashton for Nowell......thought Jack did a good job v Ireland.......EJ saying England want to try and sneak a try early on?...surely that's the aim anyway, score as often and as much as poss......guess he thinks Nowell could maybe do more damage later on?.....apart from that and enforced injuries no need to change a team that played very well last week.
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