The England Form XV For The 2016 Six Nations

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We take a look at the in-form England players who Eddie Jones may want to keep an eye on for his first Six Nations campaign in 2016…

15.Alex Goode

He may not be everyone’s favourite player, but Goode has been in fine form for Saracens and could be a longer term solution at full back as Mike Brown is unlikely to be around in 2019.

14.Chris Ashton

Another player who may not be a fan favourite, but Ashton has been in sublime form for Saracens, working hard around the pitch and scoring a hat-trick during the Champions Cup.

13.Elliot Daly

With Tuilagi and Slade both missing through injury, now looks like the ideal time to give Daly the chance to step up given his fantastic form in a Wasps shirt so far this season.

12.Kyle Eastmond

Bath may have been struggling somewhat this season, but Eastmond has continued his fine form from last season, raising more questions about why he was previously overlooked.

11.Jack Nowell

The Exeter man has been incredible effective both on the wing at outside centre including helping his side claim victory over Top14 pace setters Clermont Auvergne recently.

10.Owen Farrell

Farrell is currently streets ahead of any other English fly half this season having shown consistency in his game which has helped Saracens to an unbeaten Premiership start.

9.Joe Simpson

There is an argument for either Youngs or Care here, however Simpson looks to be the most well balanced of the in-form scrum halves in England so far this season.

8.Thomas Waldrom

It seems the only criticism people can find for Waldrom at the moment is that he doesn’t look like a professional rugby player given his incredible try scoring exploits for Exeter.

7.Matt Kvesic

A mention should be made to Brendan O’Connor, however Kvesic’s Premiership experience and recent MotM performance against Harlequins last week sees him edge ahead.

6.Calum Clark

Robshaw, Wood and in particular Ewers are all considerations here, however Clark has looked to be the most well rounded flanker available to England so far this season.

5.Maro Itoje

On current form there is nobody who would argue against Itoje’s inclusion in England’s Six Nations squad, the only questions is which is the best position to start him in.

4.Joe Launchbury

After being ravaged by injury last season, Launchbury has bounced back this time around and is showing the kind of form that secured his England place back in 2013.

3.Kieran Brookes

The Northampton man currently looks like England’s most well rounded tighthead at the moment and has really stepped his game in the last 12 months.

2.Jamie George

The Saracens man deserved more game time during the Rugby World Cup, and has now shown enough form this season to ensure he sees some game time during the Six Nations.

1.Matt Mullan

The Wasps loosehead must surely now have leapfrogged those in front of him after another superb start to the season for Wasps.

Who do you think are the most in form English players right now?

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  1. I rate Calum Clarke very highly, but he hasn’t even played this season. How is this the form starting 15?

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