TRU Contributors: Lancaster's XV

England and Stuart Lancaster have been bombarded with injuries pre-Six Nations*
England and Stuart Lancaster have been bombarded with injuries pre-Six Nations*

Ahead of next Friday's RBS Six Nations game against Wales, TRU and some of its freelance writers and journalists take a stab at what Lancaster's starting England XV might be.

England could be without 10 injured regulars for their Cardiff clash on Friday week, with Kyle Eastmond, Geoff Parling, Tom Wood and Brad Barritt still struggling to recover in time.

Fly-half Owen Farrell will miss the entire tournament, and now Wilson's fitness has become a concern too.

England must do without Courtney Lawes, Joe Launchbury, Ben Morgan, Manu Tuilagi and fly-half Farrell for the testing trip to Wales on Friday week.

Lancaster has described Brad Barritt and Geoff Parling's chances of facing the Welsh as "very unlikely", while Eastmond and Wood are still long-shots.

Here's Lancaster's starting line-up according to which contributor (identified by their twitter handle):

@maxashcroft @talkrugbyunion @Maxskof @alexshawsport @c_heal @mikeStanton1992 @Vicky_Ch4n
1 Marler Marler Marler Marler Marley Marler Marler
2 Hartley Youngs Hartley Hartley Hartley Hartley Hartley
3 Wilson Brookes Wilson Wilson Wilson Wilson Wilson
4 Attwood Attwood Attwood Attwood Attwood Kruis Kitchener
5 Kitchener Kitchener Kruis Kruis Kruis Attwood Kruis
6 Easter Vunipola Vunipola Haskell Haskell Haskell Easter
7 Robshaw Robhsaw Robshaw Robshaw Robshaw Robshaw Robshaw
8 Vunipola Easter Easter Vunipola Vunipola Vunipola Vunipola
9 Youngs Wigglesworth Care Youngs Care Youngs Care
10 Ford Cipriani Ford Ford Farrell Ford Ford
11 Nowell May May May May May May
12 Eastwood Owen Burrell Barritt Burrell Burrell Burrell
13 Joseph Joseph Joseph Burrell Joseph Joseph Joseph
14 Watson Brown Watson Watson Watson Watson Watson
15 Brown Goode Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown

Let's hope the injury list doesn't increase any more as we go into the afternoon, give us your thoughts @talkrugbyunion or comment below.