We select our 23 man matchday squad when England face off against Fiji during the World Cup opener next week…
England’s first choice full back has to start.
The most consistent of all the wing options.
Star of the Six Nations should keep his place.
His defensive abilities will be required against a physical Fijian side.
Can exploit gaps that will open up when Fiji counter.
Has the ability to tear Fiji apart with his kicking and distribution.
Showed he can control a game really effectively against Ireland.
Offers the physical impact of Vunipola but with more of a rugby brain.
As captain Robshaw should start without doubt.
Showed he is back to his best with an impressive display against Ireland.
Leads the line out, and is a key defensive lynchpin.
Still slightly off the pace, but one of England’s best players so needs game time.
Been slightly off form, but still one of the best tightheads around.
The set piece will be vital against Fiji and George shores up the scrum and line out.
Has been the one constant in England’s front row of late.
Can come on and make a big impact in the final quarter.
Like Youngs, has the ability to make an impact off the bench.
Brookes offers slightly more than Wilson coming off the bench.
Again, Kruis provides more of an impact than Parling.
Can cover the whole back row.
Has the ability to open the game up as Fiji potentially tire.
Can come on and shore up the game if necessary.
Has the ability to get the ball wide to exploit England’s pacey wingers.