Martin Johnson will face a selection dilemma ahead of the crucial showdown with France as key players return from injury, and we’d like your thoughts for this week’s feature in The Rugby Paper.
Flankers Tom Croft and Lewis Moody are set to play for their clubs this weekend as they look to prove their fitness to the England manager, and the back row will be one of a number of areas in which Johnno will have decisions to make.
This is the probably the hardest decision he’ll face – Tom Wood, James Haskell and Nick Easter have performed well and we know that Johnno is slightly averse to changing things even when the team is losing.
Will Moody and Croft slot straight back in alongside Easter? What would you do? Will they even make the squad?
Alex Corbisiero was impressive on debut last week after his late call-up for Andrew Sheridan. Assuming the latter recovers from a bad back, should Corbisiero drop out of the squad again, or will Sheridan have a battle on his hands to regain his place?
What would you do?
The problem area for England, and time is running out before the World Cup to find a combination that offers a little more than Shontayne Hape and Mike Tindall.
What are the other options? Is Matt Banahan the preferred choice after his reasonable effort from the bench last week? Riki Flutey, Jonny Wilkinson and Brad Barritt could all be considered.
Put yourself in Johnno’s shoes, let us know your thoughts and we’ll use your opinions in The Rugby Paper on Sunday.