England players to watch at Rugby World Cup 2023
We created a betting area review which takes a look at some of the best players looking to be included in the England squad when it comes to the France 2023 World Cup.
Itoje has now become one of the first names on the England squad sheet and would make any starting XV in the RWC. He’s a natural leader, not always by voice, but always by his actions on the pitch. He has an innate ability to disrupt any part of the opponent’s game, whether through lineout steels, turnovers, choke tackles or the amount of work around the collision zone that he crosses.
Consistently competes at the highest level and we hope to see this form continue in France next year.
The England split captain will no doubt be in the squad come RWC time, but it’s his positioning within the starting squad that will be an interesting thing to watch. His club position at Saracens is fly-half, but in the international setup he usually finds himself inside the center alongside a Marcus Smith or George Ford.
One thing that is certain for Farrell is his ability to produce the display of “big game” players. He epitomizes competitiveness and professionalism, and when Farrell is on song, England more often than not follows suit.
Part of head coach Eddie Jones’ new England crop, Freddie Steward takes the 15 shirt which has gone unclaimed since Mike Brown’s occupation. At 6ft 4in, the full-back of the Leicester Tiger is a physically and aerially imposing presence. He has shown himself to be very accomplished under any high ball throughout his 13 appearances for England so far. Not only is he solid in the air, but he also has smart attacking play, when he’s not returning the ball deep he joins the offensive backline and cuts from wide angles with fruitful results.
Smith is also relatively new at 23 and with 13 appearances to his name, but he will be hoping to claim that 10 spot. His club form is undeniable, but questions remain over his striking and defensive skills at the sport’s most elite level.
Marcus clearly has the talent to make the team with his electric gait and unrivaled reading of the game, but it’s about whether he can make that freeze in a World Cup, against the best in this casserole- minute.
The Irish speedster from London turned heads the moment he stepped onto the pitch during the Autumn Internationals. On his first touch of the game, he powered through two Australian defensive linemen and then circled from behind to score on his debut!
Arundell clearly has the talent to be at the elite level of the sport, but at just 19 and 3 caps to his name, 2023 might be too soon to see him at his best. He hasn’t seen much international playing time, and that limited exposure leaves questions about everything but his attacking play.
Have no doubt, if Arundell has a chance to shine in France, the odds of a phenomenal try are multiplied by 10.