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Rugby World Cup 2015: England squad announced

The England Rugby World Cup squad has been announced by head coach, Stuart Lancaster, today.

Sam Burgess’ inclusion in the 31-strong team is already making headlines across the country, as the news comes just nine months after playing his first game of rugby union.

Check out the full squad below…

Full-backs: Brown (Harlequins), Goode (Saracens)

Wings: Nowell (Exeter), May (Gloucester), Watson (Bath)

Centres: Joseph (Bath), Barritt (Saracens), Slade (Exeter), Burgess (Bath)

Fly-halves: Ford (Bath), Farrell (Saracens)

Scrum-halves: B Youngs (Leicester), Care (Harlequins), Wigglesworth (Saracens)

Hookers: T Youngs (Leicester), Webber (Bath), George (Saracens)

Props: Marler (Harlequins), M Vunipola (Saracens), Cole (Leicester), Wilson (Bath), Brookes (Northampton)

Second-rows: Lawes (Northampton), Launchbury (Wasps), Parling (Exeter Chiefs), Kruis (Saracens)

Flankers: Haskell (Wasps), Robshaw (Harlequins), Wood (Northampton)

No8s: Morgan (Gloucester), B Vunipola (Saracens)

England take on Uruguay at Etihad Stadium in Manchester on Saturday 10 October. For more event info and ticket availability, head to Ticketmaster.co.uk/rwc2015

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