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Thursday Aug 27, 2015

Stuart Lancaster on England's Rugby World 2015 Cup Squad

England announced their 2015 Rugby World Cup squad today, with some unlucky to miss out, but still in the running in terms of a wider training group should injuries occur. Hear directly from Stuart Lancaster above as he talks about his selections.

The 31-strong group of 17 forwards and 14 backs – drawn from eight Premiership clubs – will open their campaign against Fiji at Twickenham Stadium on September 18.

England Head Coach Stuart Lancaster said: “It’s really positive that we have such depth and options to choose from. Selection wasn’t easy and it is tough to leave anyone out but it’s important to stress that the players not in this group are still part of our wider squad and could come in at any point.
 
“After 10 weeks in camp we have made our final selection of players and we believe we have a great group to take us into the tournament. With three weeks to go before we play Fiji we believe we are in good shape as we head into next Saturday’s game against Ireland.”

England’s Rugby World Cup squad:   
                                                                                             
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Kieran Brookes (Northampton Saints, 10 caps)
Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers, 51 caps)
Joe Marler (Harlequins, 32 caps)
Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 22 caps)  
David Wilson (Bath Rugby, 43 caps)

Hookers
Jamie George (Saracens, 1 cap)  
Rob Webber (Bath Rugby, 13 caps)  
Tom Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 23 caps)

Second rows
George Kruis (Saracens, 8 caps)  
Joe Launchbury (Wasps, 23 caps)
Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, 39 caps)
Geoff Parling (Exeter Chiefs, 24 caps)

Back rows
James Haskell (Wasps, 60 caps)
Ben Morgan (Gloucester Rugby, 28 caps)
Chris Robshaw (capt, Harlequins, 38 caps)  
Billy Vunipola (Saracens, 18 caps)
Tom Wood (Northampton Saints, 37 caps)

Scrum halves
Danny Care (Harlequins, 52 caps)  
Richard Wigglesworth (Saracens, 22 caps)
Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 48 caps) 

Fly halves
Owen Farrell (Saracens, 30 caps)
George Ford (Bath Rugby, 12 caps)

Centres
Brad Barritt (Saracens, 22 caps)
Sam Burgess (Bath Rugby, 1 cap)
Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby, 12 caps)
Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 1 cap)

Back three
Mike Brown (Harlequins, 38 caps)  
Alex Goode (Saracens, 18 caps)  
Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby, 15 caps)
Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs, 9 caps)  
Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby, 10 caps)

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