Henry Arundell, England’s rising star, has been encouraged to trust his instincts by Steve Borthwick ahead of their match against Wales in the World Cup. Arundell, who is making only his second start in eight Tests, will line up on the right wing of a strong England team that includes players like Owen Farrell, Maro Itoje, and Billy Vunipola. The inclusion of Arundell is expected to address the finishing deficiencies that were evident in their previous match against Wales. Borthwick emphasizes Arundell’s incredible natural talents and urges him not to overthink his game.
Borthwick states that if they can get the ball to Arundell in space, he has the ability to make things happen due to his incredible pace. He believes that Arundell has a big future ahead of him and has the potential to become a gamebreaker for England. Borthwick mentions that teams in world rugby have players who can break the game up in different ways, and one of those ways is through pace, which Arundell possesses. He expresses his excitement to see what Arundell can do on the field.
On the opposite wing, Elliot Daly will provide firepower for England. Daly, who hasn’t played much recently, was re-established by Borthwick as England’s versatile back with a booming left boot. However, a hamstring injury ruled him out of the entire Six Nations. Borthwick looks forward to seeing Daly showcase his multiple dimensions in the match against Wales.
The England starting XV will include six players from Saracens, including Ben Earl, who will be making his long-awaited full debut. Earl, known for his dynamic club form, had not been able to convince Eddie Jones of his abilities. However, Borthwick believes that Earl possesses a rare talent to link with the backs in attacking play and keep the ball moving. He praises Earl’s pace and compares it to Arundell’s.
Overall, England is looking to bounce back from their defeat against Wales and improve their finishing in the upcoming match. The combination of rising star Arundell, versatile back Daly, and the dynamic abilities of Earl provide hope for England’s chances in the World Cup.