Who Made England’s Rugby World Cup 2023 Squad?

The official 2023 Rugby World Cup in France is fast approaching. England’s opening game of the tournament is against Argentina on September 9th, but who is in the starting lineup?

You have come to the right place if you’ve been wondering who head coach Steve Borthwick has selected for his world cup squad. Here is the official lineup that will be joining him on his trip to France.

Which players made the cut?

Here are the names of the players that were recently selected for the 33-man England squad. It includes the names and positions of all players who will be looking to shine at the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France in September. They include the following players:

  • Back Three – Elliot Daly, Max Malins, Freddie Steward, Henry Arundell, and Anthony Watson
  • Centres – Ollie Lawrence, Joe Marchant, and Manu Tuilagi
  • Back Row – Jack Willis, Tom Curry, Courtney Lawes (VC), Ben Earl, Billy Vunipola, and Lewis Ludlam
  • Props – Will Stuart, Kyle Sinckler, Bevan Rodd, Joe Marler, Dan Cole, Ellis Genge (VC)
  • Locks – Ollie Chessum, Maro Itoje, George Martin, and David Ribbans
  • Hookers – Theo Dan, Jamie George, and Jack Walker

Some of these players will be competing in their first-ever rugby world cup, and for others, it will be the fourth time they have represented their country at Rugby’s most important tournament.

Which nation is likely to come out on top?

To find out which rugby nation might come out on top and win the tournament outright, the best thing to do would be to check the latest 2023 Rugby World Cup betting odds at trusted sites like the official Unibet website, which has competitive rugby world cup odds and the latest betting offers.

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For example, France are the current odds-on favourite team to win outright. They have a 28.60% implied probability rate of winning the Rugby World Cup outright.

Let’s take a quick look at some of the latest odds for the other teams that are competing in this year’s rugby world cup. They include:

  • New Zealand – 11/4 (26.70% implied probability rate)
  • South Africa – 9/2 (18.20% implied probability rate)
  • Ireland – 5/1 (16.70% implied probability rate)
  • England – 11/1 (8.30% implied probability rate)

Other teams also competing at this year’s rugby world cup are Australia at 14/1 (6.70% chance of winning), Argentina at 28/1 (3.40%), and Scotland who are also priced at 28/1 with only a 3.40% chance of winning.

The teams least likely to win are Wales, Fiji, Italy, Japan, Samoa, Tonga, Georgia, Chile, Namibia, Portugal, Romania, and Uruguay.

2023 Rugby World Cup fixtures

In the opening game of the tournament on Friday, September 8th, host nation France takes on New Zealand at the Stade de France in an 8:15 PM start. The following day, September 9th, Italy plays Namibia, Ireland plays Romania and Australia, and, as mentioned, England plays Argentina.

A look at the groups

In pool A are France, Uruguay, Namibia, New Zealand, and Italy. Pool B comprises South Africa, Ireland, Tonga, Scotland, and Romania. Australia, Wales, Portugal, Fiji, and Georgia are all in pool C, and in pool D are England, Argentina, Chile, Samoa, and Japan.

What stadiums are the 2023 Rugby World Cup games being played at?

The main stadium where many of the games, including the final, will be played is the Stade de France in Paris. This stadium has an 80,023 capacity. Games will also be played in Marseille at the Stade Velodrome (67,847), the OL Stadium (58,833) in Lyon, and the Stade Perrie-Mauroy (50,096) in Lille.

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Rugby fans will also be able to watch the action live in person at the Stade de Bordeaux (42,060)  in Bordeaux, the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard (41,965) in Saint-Etienne, the Stade de Nice (35,983) in Nice, the Stade de Beaujoire (35,520) in Nantes, and the Stadium de Toulouse (33,103) in Toulouse.

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