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Three Saints in England World Cup squad

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All three are in the pack, with lock Courtney Lawes, flanker Tom Wood, and new Saint, prop Kieran Brookes, all part of Stuart Lancaster’s 31-man group that will both take on Ireland a week on Saturday and then the rest of the world, starting with Fiji on September 18th.

“It’s really positive that we have such depth and options to choose from,” Lancaster commented. “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. 

"As the excitement builds around the tournament we are looking forward to the country getting behind England and we know this group of players will represent the nation with pride.”   

ENGLAND RUGBY WORLD CUP SQUAD
Props

Kieran Brookes (Northampton Saints), Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers), Joe Marler (Harlequins), Mako Vunipola (Saracens), David Wilson (Bath)

Hookers

Jamie George (Saracens), Rob Webber (Bath), Tom Youngs (Leicester Tigers)

Second rows

George Kruis (Saracens), Joe Launchbury (Wasps), Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints), Geoff Parling (Exeter Chiefs) 

Back rows

James Haskell (Wasps), Ben Morgan (Gloucester), Chris Robshaw (Harlequins)(capt), Billy Vunipola (Saracens), Tom Wood (Northampton Saints)

Scrum halves

Danny Care (Harlequins), Richard Wigglesworth (Saracens), Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)

Fly halves

Owen Farrell (Saracens), George Ford (Bath)

Centres

Brad Barritt (Saracens), Sam Burgess (Bath), Jonathan Joseph (Bath), Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs) 

Back three

Mike Brown (Harlequins), Alex Goode (Saracens), Jonny May (Gloucester), Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs), Anthony Watson (Bath)