England Team prediction for the Rugby World Cup 2019

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  1. Dropkick1

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    1 Joe Marler
    2 Jaime George
    3 Paul Hill
    4 Joe Launchbury
    5 Maro Itoje (captain)
    6 Chris Robshaw
    7 Jack Clifford
    8 Billy Vunipola

    9 Ben Young's
    10 Owen Farrell
    11 Denny Solomona
    12 Ben Te'o
    13 Jonathan Joseph
    14 Anthony Watson
    15 Mike Brown
     
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    Can't tell if trolling... Seriously? Marchant at 12, Joseph Jamie, ZACH MERCER at 15!?
     
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    Funny old 15 there ... I assume the removal of Zach Mercer at 15 was one of the edits ...

    I can't see a huge amount of change to the starting XV ahead of 2019. I suspect the only real changes will be George for Hartley, one of the Curry twins for Haskell and either Watson or Daly in for Brown at 15. Sinckler over Cole is a possibility, but I'd back Cole to keep the starting shirt.

    Although I would consider Launchbury to be a better player than Kruis individually, I think Itoje and Kruis is a better combination.

    Similarly, I'd start Marler over Mako as the latter is the better 'finisher'.

    I would go for:

    1. Marler
    2. George
    3. Cole
    4. Itoje
    5. Kruis
    6. Robshaw
    7. B. or T. Curry
    8. B. Vunipola
    9. Youngs
    10. Ford
    11. Daly
    12. Farrell (c)
    13. Joseph
    14. Nowell
    15. Watson
     
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    1Mako
    2George
    3Sinkler
    4Itoje
    5Kruise
    6Robshaw (have to do alot to get him out)
    7Either ben or tom curry, or sam underhill but they need more experience to choose between them)
    8Billy
    9Youngs (cant see the yound lads like maunder townsend ect. Replacing him)
    10 ford
    11 earle
    12 faz ( though like slade for this position)
    13 daly
    14 nowell
    15 watson

    Hopful of watson going to 15 with the wingers coming on in the prem.
     
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    1 Vunipola
    2 George
    3 Sinkler
    4 Launchbury
    5 Kruis
    6 Itoje
    7 Underhill
    8 Vunipola
    9 Youngs
    10 Ford
    11 Daly
    12 Farrell
    13 Joseph
    14 Nowell
    15 Watson

    16 Cowan Dickie
    17 Genge
    18 Williams
    19 Lawes
    20 Hughes
    21 Care
    22 Tuilagi
    23 May

    Based on everyone being fit and on form, hopefully Kvesic will get plenty of game time and he'll be in that 7 shirt with Underhill, T Curry in the squad, just my opinion.
     
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    Hope it's now another thread where everyone ignores the value of Robshaw for no reason. I wouldn't change the side much from what it is now, aside from the captaincy.

    included ages by september 2019

    1. Mako Vunipola (28)
    2. Jamie George (28)
    3. Dan Cole (32)
    4. Maro Itoje (24)
    5. George Kruis (29)
    6. Chris Robshaw (33)
    7. Sam Underhill (23)
    8. Billy Vunipola (26)

    9. Ben Youngs (29)
    10. George Ford
    11. Elliot Daly (26)
    12. Owen Farrell (27)
    13. Jonathan Joseph (29)
    14. Jack Nowell (25)
    15. Anthony Watson (25)

    16. Tommy Taylor (27)
    17. Ellis Genge (24)
    18. Kyle Sinckler (26)
    19. Joe Launchbury (28)
    20. Either Curry (21)
    22. Alex Lozowski (26)
    23. Denny Solomona (25) / Joe Cokanasiga (21)

    The core of the side will still be the generation who debuted in 2014-15, which is why there's so many 26-29 year olds, that has been the team for some time now and it those of them that played through our winning streak will be stuck with.

    Hardest call for me is whether or not Ford will still be starting - but it seems clear with the players on tour now (Slade, Lozowski, Mallinder, Francis) that we will have three 10s in the squad for the forseeable future, so it doesn't really matter if we stick with Ford-Farrell or switch to Farrell-Loz or something. Structure's the same and I don't see Ford dropping to 4th place.

    Solomona is an interesting experiment but if Wade and Rokoduguni can't get long term gigs then it seems a little out there.
     
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    If everyone's fit and firing, which they won't be.....

    Genge (big call, but his skill set's rapidly improving and we're lacking the raw aggression which he has in spades)
    George
    Cole (you need one old head in the front row)
    Lawes
    Kruis
    Robshaw
    Underhill
    Binny
    Youngs
    Faz
    May (in a minority I know but I want a flat out sprinter on one wing)
    Devoto (if he keeps improving or Mallinder or Slade. Not Teo given my 13....Still the problem shirt).
    Manu (JJ when he's inevitably injured)
    Earle
    Watson

    Bench: Mako, LCD, Sinckler, Itoje, Hughes, Care, Ford & Daly.

    Harsh calls on Nowell, Ford, Daly, Launchbury, Marler and Itoje (just as I always swore Watson was a 15 so I swear Itoje's a 6 and while other locks and Robshaw are in top from he benches). But that's top level sport. Round pegs in round holes and a team set up to win tense matches, not friends. Good core of experience and a few young faces to bring energy and keep everything fresh. Strong bench.
     
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    7 has gotta be Samuel Underhill.
     
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    For me if i was to reach i would guess.
    1) Genge
    2) George
    3) Sinckler
    4) launchbury
    5) Kruis
    6) Itoje
    7) T.Curry
    8) Vunipola
    9) Youngs
    10) Farrell
    11) Solomona
    12) Slade
    13) Manu (One can dream)
    14) Nowell
    15) Watson

    16) Cowan-Dickie
    17) Vunipola
    18) Williams
    19) Lawes
    20) Underhill
    21) Maunder
    22) Ford
    23) Daly

    I was tempted to say Woodward but since he is off to Glous i can't see it happening.
     
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    Think most are going for far more changes than will happen over the next 2 years.
    Predicted:
    1. Vunipola, M
    2. George
    3. Cole
    4. Launchbury
    5. Kruis
    6. Itoje
    7. Underhill
    8. Vunipola, B
    9. Youngs
    10. Ford
    11. May
    12. Farrell
    13. Joseph
    14. Nowell
    15. Brown

    16. LCD
    17. Genge
    18. Sinckler
    19. Lawes
    20. Clifford
    21. Care
    22. Lozowski
    23. Daly
     
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    It could end up being robshaw and hask battling for the 6 shirt, they are both 6. If wilson and armand dont cut it who would win at 6 hasks adds more power and size where as robshaw is workrate and alot of unseen work, just a thought

    Now we have a number of young 7s coming through is there shout for playing say the curry twins on each flank as sale do or sam underhill at 6 and a curry at 7? They obv have a way to go to get to the level needed to be first choice but with the average age of our squad i like their chances. Never know maybe one of the currys will bulk out and become a 6 to get game time whilst still jackeling for the ball.

    Just some thoughts :)
     
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    1. Marler
    2. George
    3. Sinkler
    4. Itoje
    5. Launchbury
    6. Curry (either one)
    7. Clifford
    8. Vunipola
    9. Youngs
    10. Farrell
    11. Daly
    12. Marchant
    13. Joseph
    14. Nowell
    15. Watson
    16. Cowan Dickie'
    17. Mullan
    18. Vunipola
    19. Kruis
    20. Underhill/other curry
    21. Maunder
    22. Lozowski/ Ford/ Slade
    23, Yarde/ Haley/ Solomona/ Coakisanga (lots of competition, the list could go on.... Woodward could also be a dark horse)
     
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