COMMENT:

When Manu Tuilagi is fit and firing England have a much stronger shape to their backline threats.

His talent has been apparent for some time but injuries clipped his international appearances to a handful in the last five years.

So England tried a mix of remedies in case the midfield back wasn't back to full noise for the World Cup.

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Some brought promise against lesser rivals while the public championed George Ford to bring his dazzle to the duties.

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