We create a slightly bastardised England XV based on the current crop of injured players unavailable for some of all of the Six Nations.

1.Michael Paterson

Although Paterson was unlikely to feature for the senior side he could of had a role for the Saxons so covers prop.

2.Ed Slater

A lock by trade, Slater slots in at hooker to fit into the site as he continues his rehab from a long-term injury.

3.David Wilson

Wilson is likely to play a part at some stage but looks a certainty to miss out on playing in England’s opener.

4.Geoff Parling

Parling will miss out on a huge opportunity to cover for the injured Lawes and Launchbury duo during the Six Nations.

5.Courtney Lawes

There’s a chance Lawes could feature at some stage, but he is certain to miss at least some of the Six Nations.


6.Joe Launchbury

Launchbury is a long-term injured member of the squad but has to slot in at lock to accommodate Parling.

7.Tom Wood

It looks like Wood will recover in time for the end of the Six Nations but he looks guaranteed to miss at least the first game.

8.Ben Morgan

Just as he was coming into some serious form Morgan has picked up a season ending injury robbing England of a key player.

9.Kyle Eastmond

Eastmond has to slot in at nine to accommodate others and could still feature in the Six Nations but looks likely to miss the Wales game.

10.Owen Farrell

Farrell has now been ruled out of the entire Six Nations tournament after picking up an injury playing for Saracens.


11.Manu Tuilagi

Tuilagi could yet feature in the Six Nations, however he is certain to miss at least a part of it with a long-term injury.

12.Brad Barritt

Barritt looks set to miss at least the first game of the tournament and possibly more depending on his recovery.

13.Luther Burrell

There’s a chance Burrell could feature against Wales, however at this stage it is touch and go with his concussion assessment.

14.Semesa Rokoduguni

Rokoduguni wasn’t even called up to the England squad after sustaining an injury for Bath that rules him out of the Six Nations.

15.Ben Foden

Just as Foden was beginning to re-enter the England reckoning he picked up a season ending injury for Saints.