We select our 23 man squad and starting XV that we believe to be best placed to claim an important victory over Wales this weekend…
Man of the match against Fiji, and irreplaceable in key games.
Turning into one of England’s best players right now.
Hasn’t shone yet, but still a key figure for the time being.
His place is on the line, but now is not the time for experimentation.
May is unlucky but Nowell offers added security against powerful Welsh backs.
Struggled a bit against Fiji, but has the potential to unlock the Welsh defence.
Another to struggle slightly against Fiji, but still deserves to retain his place for now.
Ineffectual against Fiji, but needs game time to regain match sharpness.
As captain Robshaw should be involved in every game.
Currently looks like England’s best option at blindside.
Can lead the line out and is a monster in defence.
England missed his work at the breakdown against Fiji.
Needs to show he can hold up the scrum or loses his place.
Great in the loose but still a concern at the line out.
Another who needs to prove he can get on top in the scrum.
Needs more game time given the promise he has shown.
Made an immediate impact off the bench against Fiji.
Helped stabilise England’s scrum.
Offers impact off the bench.
Made a huge impact against Fiji.
Can speed up the game and get England firing.
Showed he can control a game in the dying minutes against Fiji.
Showed flashes of what he is capable of against Fiji.