England Name Rugby World Cup Squad

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Stuart Lancaster has named his final 31 man squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

England Name Rugby World Cup Squad

League convert Sam Burgess makes the final 31 as does Exeter Chiefs Henry Slade, who made his debut alongside Burgess against France two weeks ago. Ben Morgan, who has only played 40 minutes of test rugby since recovering from injury, also makes the squad.

There is no room in the squad for Dave Attwood, Luther Burrell, Calum Clark, Danny Cipriani, Alex Corbisiero, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Nick Easter or Billy Twelvetrees.

England 2015 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 (captain, 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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  1. Burgess has the potential to be the star of the WC. Brave decision by Lancaster and tough call on Burrell but Burgess and Slade make a tremendous, balanced centre pairing and I wouldnt be surprised if one or both steal the show.

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