Based on Stuart Lancaster’s recently announced England squad, we think he should go with the following matchday 23 during the Six Nations…

*Remember this team is based only on players included in England’s senior squad, therefore Saxons players are omitted.

1.Joe Marler

Given his recent form for England Marler deserves to retain his starting spot, although Corbisiero should be given plenty of game time off the bench.

2.Dylan Hartley

With Webber in the Saxons Hartley has to start ahead of Youngs given his performances for England over the last 18 months.

3.David Wilson

Wilson has proven he is capable of playing against the very best in the absence of Dan Cole so should be allowed to continue in the number three shirt.

4.Geoff Parling

With Lawes out injured, Parling should come in to ensure England have a quality line-out caller and experienced player in the second row.

5.Dave Attwood

Attwood compliments Parling well due to his huge physicality and ability to shore up the scrum behind David Wilson.

6.James Haskell

Haskell’s form of late should dictate he is given another chance to start in the England back row to see if he is up to the task.

7.Chris Robshaw

Robshaw has been England’s most consistent performer over the last three years and as captain should continue in the back row.

8.Billy Vunipola

Vunipola has seen an upturn in form over the last few weeks so should start in the absence of the injured Ben Morgan.


9.Danny Care

With no scrum half really showing consistent form of late, Care should start as he has been the most impressive over the last 12 months.

10.George Ford

Ford has shown enough during his recent outings for England to suggest that he’s the man to take them into the World Cup.

11.Jonny May

May still has some areas to address but one thing you can’t argue with is his try scoring form for England of late.

12.Kyle Eastmond

Eastmond may not be the biggest centre in the world but he is committed in defence and has the flair to help spark England’s back line into action.

13.Jonathan Joseph

Putting Joseph in at 13 would help rekindle the Bath 10, 12, 13 axis which has proven so effective for the West Country club this season.

14.Anthony Watson

Watson is one of England’s most exciting backs right now and is capable of producing moments of magic that not many others can.

15.Mike Brown

Brown showed last season that he is one of the very best full backs in the Northern Hemisphere, he now needs to re-find that form this year.



16.Tom Youngs

17.Alex Corbisiero

18.Dan Cole

19.George Kruis

20.Tom Wood

21.Richard Wigglesworth

22.Danny Cipriani

23.Jack Nowell

Do you think this team could win the Six Nations?