It’s being reported from various sources that this will be England’s squad for their upcoming fixture against Italy at Twickenham this weekend…

Mike Brown; Anthony Watson, Jonathan Joseph, Luther Burrell, Jonny May; George Ford, Ben Youngs; Joe Marler, Dylan Hartley, Dan Cole, Dave Attwood, George Kruis, James Haskell, Chris Robshaw, Billy Vunipola.


Whilst the starting XV is expected to remain the same as against Wales, it is believed that Geoff Parling is likely to come in on the bench to provide second row cover, however this is likely to be the extent of the changes made by Lancaster.

The news will come as a boost to England fans who had been concerned about the potential disruption to a winning side, however it’s thought that Lancaster will resist the urge to throw the likes of Brad Barritt straight back into the fray.

Do you think England are right to stick with the same side?