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Jones name his 31-man squad for Japan 2019

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Eddie Jones have shown his hand early as he announced his World Cup squad for Japan 2019.

In the 31-man squad Ruaridh McConnochie may have been seen as a surprise selection as the only uncapped player.

Ruaridh McConnochie made the transition from Sevens to XV’s and it seemed to have paid of for him.

Following there first caps against Wales on Sunday, Jones also included Lewis Ludlam, Jack Singleton and Willi Heinz.

A huge surprise was not seeing the name of Ben Te’s with Jones going with Piers Francis. Ewels also failed to made the final squad despite starting against Wales over the weekend.

There was also no Brad Shields who made the move from New Zealand to England as he is still recovering from a foot injury.

Jones also went with Dan Coles at tighthead over Harry Williams. Cole will go to his third World Cup as will Courtney Lawes and Ben Youngs.

Jones squad will have 1000 caps between them with 17 players having played in a World Cup before.

For captain, Jones went with Owen Farrell who will lead his team form the number 10 jumper.

England World Cup Pool Games:

Tonga in Sapporo (22 September)

USA in Kobe (26 September)

Argentina in Tokyo (5 October)

France in Yokohama (12 October)

England’s official Rugby World Cup squad

Forwards: Dan Cole, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Tom Curry, Ellis Genge, Jamie George, Maro Itoje, George Kruis, Joe Launchbury, Courtney Lawes, Lewis Ludlam, Joe Marler, Kyle Sinckler, Jack Singleton, Sam Underhill, Billy Vunipola, Mako Vunipola, Mark Wilson

Backs: Joe Cokanasiga, Elliot Daly, Owen Farrell, George Ford, Piers Francis, Willi Heinz, Jonathan Joseph, Jonny May, Ruaridh McConnochie, Jack Nowell, Henry Slade, Manu Tuilagi, Anthony Watson, Ben Youngs

You can get all the World Cup Squads Here:

RUGBY WORLD CUP SQUADS

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  1. I will be taking a visceral JOY in each of Eddie’s losses given he left out Danny Cipriani.
    He **** his pants and NO ONE will change it for him.
    Deserves every squish.

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