Born leader: Maro Itoje is a candidate to lead England at Rugby World Cup 2019

15. Mat Protheroe Current number of caps: 0 Age at start of Rugby World Cup 2019: 22 A left-field pick to headline the team-sheet, but if Protheroe’s jaw-dropping progress in…

Great for the eight: Australia celebrate a scrum penalty v England (Photo: Getty Images).

England prop Joe Marler was then penalised for not scrummaging straight, Bernard Foley kicked the three points and Australia were 20-3 up, with their foot on England’s throats. The rest…

Stuart Lancaster has rung the changes to face Uruguay. Photo: Getty Images.

In what could be his final game in charge Stuart Lancaster has rung the changes in his England team, naming a new-look backline to take on Uruguay. The dead rubber…

England

By Adam Hathaway You get better if you are off the scene Martin Johnson always says he becomes a better player the longer he is retired and the same applied…

Bernard Foley

England exited their own World Cup in humiliating fashion at Twickenham as they were thrashed 33-13 by a well-drilled, innovative Australia side. Bernard Foley was the star of the show,…