Next week Stuart Lancaster will announce his starting line-up for the opening match against Scotland on Saturday 2nd February. As we all know, every rugby fan has their own opinion on who should make that line-up. Select your team from the options below, and leave any comments underneath. We’ll publish a ‘Readers’ XV’ next week prior to Lancaster’s actual announcement.
A couple of pointers: Calum Clark was not considered due to today’s announcement that he needed surgery on a knee injury, and would miss the tournament. Mouritz Botha, Matt Kvesic and Ugo Monye are all in the running, after being added to the squad last week. Injury doubts, such as Tom Johnson and Manu Tuilagi, are also there, given that they could be fit for the opening game.