And then the bench: [Joe] Marler, [Dan] Cole, George [Martin] , Billy [Vunipola] , Ben Youngs or Danny [Care], George Ford, and Ollie [Lawrence],” he added.
The 50-year-old couldn’t decide whether Marcus Smith would keep his place at full-back or whether Borthwick would recall Freddie Steward, while also suggesting that Kyle Sinckler would be promoted to start at tighthead prop.
“They bring energy on the field in all departments, Erasmus said. “They’ve got [Kyle] Sinckler there, Jamie [George] and so many experienced players who played against us last time.
“I think because they played us end of year last year, and they played us at the Rugby World Cup and Rugby World Cup final, I think they’ll have some beef with us.”