The coach of England Rugby World Cup Team Eddie Jones has named England’s official 31 man rugby World Cup Squad. Well, the England official squad for the rugby world cup is looking like a combination of experience and passion. Each of the players is looking forward to competing in the next month’s tournament that will be held in Japan.
Talking about the captain of England’s Rugby World Cup team, Owen Farrell will captain the side. This will be his second time where he will captain the England Rugby Team to the roads of success and glory.
Even more, the Squad of the 31 players has combined player over 1,000 Caps that is amazing. Also, 17 players from the squad have played one of the previous rugby world cups. Therefore, with such experience, the expectation from the fans is pretty high, for sure.
Hence, to let you know each and everything about the England official squad for the Rugby World cup, we can’t really waste even a single second. Let’s move ahead and uncover the best of information, one by one.
- 1 England Squad/Team for Rugby World Cup 2019
- 1.1 Take a look at the First Time Cap & Uncapped Players
- 1.2 What about Ben Te’o, the excellent Mid-fielder?
- 1.3 Statement by Jones
- 1.4 A take on England’s Starting Matches
- 1.5 The Squad Visit to the Blaise High School
- 1.6 England Official Squad: Forwards for Rugby World Cup 2019
- 1.7 England Official Squad: Backs for Rugby World Cup 2019
- 1.8 Shawn
England Squad/Team for Rugby World Cup 2019
The 2019 Rugby World Cup will surely be the third one for Courtney Lawes, Dan Cole along with Ben Youngs, The trio of these three will be crucial is England have any chance to win the Rugby World Cup 2019.
Out of which, Cole and Young’s are the most capped players having around 86 caps that is marvelous.
Take a look at the First Time Cap & Uncapped Players
After giving a worthy performance at the Premiership, Ruaridh McConnochie is the only uncapped player named in the England official squad for rugby world cup 2019. However, he has given some breath-taking performance which has earned him a place right in the England official squad.
On the other hand, owning their first caps against a game against England, Lewis Ludlam, Willi Heinz, and Jack Singleton are also in the squad. Against a game aside Wales, England won the game by a massive victory of 33-19 at Twickenham.
Indeed, those three players might have got a touch of experience against the Wales game
What about Ben Te’o, the excellent Mid-fielder?
After some amazing previous Rugby matches, Ben Te’o seems to lost his way in the middle. The midfielder lost against the Francis where he was an auto-pick for the rugby world cup 2019.
At age 32, he was involved in a scuffle with Mike Brown during the social event. The event took place at the Squad’s Training Camp right in Treviso. According to Jones, Ben was among the world cup contention players but at the last moment, the England officials stated to leave him out.
Well, at the Midfielder position, Jones has played the game. Right in the Rugby World Cup 2019, Heinz along with Ben Youngs will be the two contenders. In this case, Heinz has got the experience while Ben Youngs will eventually learn everything with time.
Even more, the decision for picking the top five means that Harry Williams will miss out the matches. Along with Harry, Brad Shields will have to fight hard to take an active part in England’s World Cup matches.
Statement by Jones
During the heat for the preparation of the rugby world Cup 2019, Jones said that this is yet another step for the Rugby World Cup. Further, he added that he has taken every single decision where he has learned from past experiences.
Also, he wants the squad to prepare well and be the best ever England side at the Rugby World Cup 2019. Lastly, he said that England is all-ready to win the Rugby World Cup for 2019.
A take on England’s Starting Matches
Starting the journey for the England rugby team, they have got their first three matches against good teams.
England will start their warm-up match against Wales which will be held on August 17. Followed by Ireland on August 24 and Italy September 6, England have got a steep competition ahead of them.
Indeed, every game is a winning opportunity for England where if they can play well in their first three matches, they can eventually set the tempo. Also, every game will deliver tactical purposes where the coach can make the players work on it and improve their skills.
Even more, for marking the squad announcement, the England team have released quite a special video to celebrate the player’s journey.
Right from the community, junior club straight to the selection in the mega England Rugby World Cup team, it’s a ripper video, altogether.
Check out for England vs Tonga match coverage on 22nd September 2019
The Squad Visit to the Blaise High School
Before the start of their Rugby World Cup campaign, the entire England Rugby World Cup Squad will visit the Blaise High School. Over the course of time, the school has been actively involved in the RFU’s All-School Programme since the year 2012
Also, a number of over 50 girls and boys are actively involved in different rugby programs at the Clifton Rugby Club and the School.
Along with the players, the boys and girls will take an active part in activities before the start of the contest.
England Official Squad: Forwards for Rugby World Cup 2019
- Dan Cole
(Leicester Tigers, 86 caps) **
- Luke Cowan-Dickie
(Exeter Chiefs, 12 caps)
- Tom Curry
(Sale Sharks, 11 caps)
- Ellis Genge
(Leicester Tigers, 10 caps)
- Jamie George
(Saracens, 37 caps) *
- Maro Itoje
(Saracens, 27 caps)
- George Kruis
(Saracens, 32 caps) *
- Joe Launchbury
(Wasps, 59 caps) *
- Courtney Lawes
(Northampton Saints, 72 caps) **
- Lewis Ludlam
(Northampton Saints, 1 cap)
- Joe Marler
(Harlequins, 58 caps) *
- Kyle Sinckler
(Harlequins, 22 caps)
- Jack Singleton
(Saracens, 1 cap)
- Sam Underhill
(Bath Rugby, 9 caps)
- Billy Vunipola
(Saracens, 42 caps) *
- Mako Vunipola
(Saracens, 53 caps) *
- Mark Wilson
(Newcastle Falcons/Sale Sharks, 13 caps)
England Official Squad: Backs for Rugby World Cup 2019
- Joe Cokanasiga
(Bath Rugby, 5 caps)
- Elliot Daly
(Saracens, 31 caps)
- Owen Farrell
(Saracens, 70 caps) *
- George Ford
(Leicester Tigers, 56 caps) *
- Piers Francis
(Northampton Saints, 5 caps)
- Willi Heinz
(Gloucester Rugby, 1 cap)
- Jonathan Joseph
(Bath Rugby, 41 caps) *
- Jonny May
(Leicester Tigers, 45 caps) *
- Ruaridh McConnochie
(Bath Rugby, uncapped)
- Jack Nowell
(Exeter Chiefs, 33 caps) *
- Henry Slade
(Exeter Chiefs, 22 caps) *
- Manu Tuilagi
(Leicester Tigers, 33 caps) *
- Anthony Watson
(Bath Rugby, 34 caps) *
- Ben Youngs
(Leicester Tigers, 86 caps) **
Final Word of Mouth
So, there we go! The England 31 Man Squad is right in front of you. Indeed, the players are working quite hard to be in the best of all shape where each of them has the ambition to win the Rugby World Cup for their team.
As of now, England has got their first three matches underway whereas they have got a stiff competition to beat. Their first game is against Wales which is a strong contender for the Rugby World Cup 2019. After which, Ireland and the Italy team falls nothing short of experience too.
For the fans, all they can do is one good thing. Wait for the England matches to begin, cheer for your team and immerse in the never-ending madness, Rugby World Cup 2019 is bringing.