Jamie George included in England’s 31-man World Cup squad

PUBLISHED: 14:32 27 August 2015 | UPDATED: 15:32 27 August 2015

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Welwyn Garden City-born hooker Jamie George has been included in England’s 31-man squad for next month’s home World Cup.

Head coach Stuart Lancaster revealed the identity of the squad charged with attempting to re-capture the William Webb Ellis Cup this lunchtime (Thursday).

The Saracens man, who has represented England at U16, U18 and U20 level as well as Saxons, made his senior debut in Saturday’s 25-20 friendly defeat to France in Paris.

As host nation, England get the tournament underway on Friday, September 18 against Fiji at Twickenham, before further group games against Australia, Wales and Uruguay.

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 Rugby), Chris Robshaw (captain, Harlequins), 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 Rugby).


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