England Rugby Union

Having contested the world’s first Rugby international against Scotland back in 1871, England are a traditional superpower in world Rugby who currently sit in forth position in the IRB world rankings. England contest the Six Nations which they have won 25 times including 12 Grand Slams. Their World Cup record in recent tournaments has been outstanding, winning their maiden Webb Ellis trophy in 2003 against the Wallabies in Australia. The Red Roses nearly defended their title in France 2007, eventually falling short against the Springboks.

England will play the New Zealand All Blacks in June 2014. The following squad has been selected:

Forwards: Joe Marler, Matt Mullan, Kieran Brookes, Henry Thomas, David Wilson, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Joe Gray, Dave Ward, Rob Webber, Dave Attwood, Joe Launchbury, Geoff Parling, Ed Slater, James Haskell, Tom Johnson, Matt Kvesic, Ben Morgan, Chris Robshaw.

Backs: Danny Care, Ben Youngs, Freddie Burns, Danny Cipriani, Kyle Eastmond, Manu Tuilagi, Henry Trinder, Billy Twelvetrees, Mike Brown, Jonny May, Chris Pennell, Marland Yarde.