England starting XV (485 caps)
15 Elliot Daly (Wasps, 25 caps), 14 Jonny May (Leicester Tigers, 40 caps), 13 Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 17 caps), 12 Manu Tuiagi (Leicester Tigers, 27 caps), 11 Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs, 29 caps), 10 Owen Farrell (Saracens, 65 caps), 9 Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 80 caps); 1 Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 51 caps), 2 Jamie George (Saracens, 32 caps), 3 Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins, 17 caps), 4 Maro Itoje (Saracens, 26 caps), 5 George Kruis (Saracens, 27 caps), 6 Mark Wilson (Newcastle Falcons, 8 caps), 7 Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 5 caps), 8 Billy Vunipola (Saracens, 36 caps).
Finishers (206 caps)
16 Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, 7 caps), 17 Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers, 5 caps), 18 Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs, 15 caps), 19 Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, 68 caps), 20 Nathan Hughes (Wasps, 18 caps), 21 Dan Robson (Wasps, uncapped), 22 George Ford (Leicester Tigers, 51 caps), 23 Chris Ashton (Sale Sharks, 42 caps).
Can’t see and England win with this starting side. Daly will get found out again at 15, why oh why does EJ think he’s a 15, he is one of the best 13s out there and never plays at 13 for England. He is head and shoulders better than Slade, FFS.
I would have started Ashton over May, the guy scores tries, May can score tries.
The biggest mistake is Kruis, should have been Launchbury all day long. At least Lawes isn’t the 6. Not playing Launch against their front 5 is a real big error.
England front row is going to get beasted no matter who they pick, Cole is in a good run of form and probably should have started with Sinckler on the bench. Not a fan of George, but he has been playing well for the Sarries in their game plan, which is not Englands game plan.
This is EJ trying to sneak a win via 3 points (hence Daly). England to conceed too many penalties and lose by 15 points.