So the fabulous 50 have been selected, the England pre-RWC training squad is in place, writes Bloggers’ Bench member Rich Church-Keen.
Dave Attwood (Bath) Chance of going (out of 10) – 7. Disappointing latter half of the season, seemed to struggle in 6 Nations. Tough competition at lock. Should make the squad, but as back up.
Kieran Brookes (Newcastle Falcons) Chance of going (out of 10) – 6. Had a great season with Falcons, topped with a move to Saints for next season, may struggle to get a place with the big names back fit in the front row. Outside bet, but a chance nonetheless!