England Name Squad for Six Nations 2021

It feels like just yesterday that we were bearing witness to one of the most inconclusive and discontinuous Six Nations tournaments of our life time. With the competition being spread out over a period of 6 - 8 months with a second tournament, the ANC, commencing straight afterwards, it didn't really feel like the game of old. However, this time around, especially after the two week break we've just had, I couldn't be more excited for how this Six Nations will turn out. I think it could potentially be the most unpredictable tournament in recent memory; the Scottish squad is as strong and deep as I've ever seen it and the Welsh side will want vengeance for a torrid 2020 (and they've re-called up some big guns to do it). France look to be the bookies favourites sharing a win/loss a-piece with the popular vote swaying towards this English side. Ireland have been inconsistent but dispatched of Wales during the ANC better than any other side we've seen do-so yet. Then you've got Italy... Ummm... Who are missing Polledri... So, we'll probably scoot straight by that and move onto our thoughts on this English side.


As many guessed, Odogwu and Randall have been deservedly picked after gerat starts to the season. Willis has been dropped again to the shadow squad and it looks as if Thorley has been left in the cold too. All in all, it's a pretty exciting squad with some pragmatic and promising changes in some key areas. Again it feels like the same issues will occur in the half backs with the dreadfully out of form Ben Youngs still likely to start each game; with Robson and Randall snapping at his heels though, hopefully they will be given more game time. What are your thoughts?


Forwards:


Luke Cowan-Dickie, Tom Curry, Ben Earl, Ellis Genge, Jamie George, Jonny Hill, Maro Itoje, Joe Launchbury, Courtney Lawes, Joe Marler, Beno Obano, Will Stuart, Sam Underhill, Billy Vunipola, Harry Williams, Mark Wilson


Backs:


Elliot Daly, Owen Farrell, George Ford, Ollie Lawrence, Max Malins, Jonny May, Paolo Odogwu, Harry Randall, Dan Robson, Henry Slade, Anthony Watson, Ben Youngs


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