It’s time to put yourself in Martin Johnson’s shoes and select your England team from the players named in the Elite Playing Squad last week.
The plan is to leave this running for a week or so, and then put together the ideal team based on The Rugby Blog readers’ opinions. If we had done this before the EPS was announced, there might be some different options, but like Johnno, we need to work with the players we have available.
Tom Croft has been ruled out for at least the start of the Six Nations, so we are able to choose from Chris Robshaw and Phil Dowson, since it likely that one of them will be promoted from the Saxons squad.
Make your selections, and then leave any relevant comments below. Send this on to your friends as well – the more votes there are, the more Johnno will have to listen to us. Don’t forget to press ‘Vote’ after each poll.