2003 Rugby World Cup Winners, England team will be playing 8th edition of tournament under Chris Robshaw’s captaincy. There are 17 forwards and 14 backs included in strong 31-man England squad for Rugby World Cup. Nick Easter and Danny Cipriani will be missing world cup event.
English coach Stuart Lancaster said, “It’s really positive that we have such depth and options to choose from. 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.”
England team is selected after 10 weeks of training session and coach Stuart remarked that it was tough task to finalize 31 players. According him, the selected team has got capabilities to win the biggest event at home. He said, “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.”
Let’s have a look at the complete England Rugby roster for 2015 world cup.
England RWC Squad
|Chris Robshaw (Captain)||George Ford|
|Mako Vunipola||Sam Burgess|
|Kieran Brookes||Ben Youngs|
|Joe Launchbury||Brad Barritt|
|Rob Webber||Richard Wigglesworth|
|James Haskell||Henry Slade|
|Geoff Parling||Anthony Watson|
|Tom Wood||Jonny May|
|Dan Cole||Alex Goode|
|Tom Youngs||Jonathan Joseph|
|Billy Vunipola||Jack Nowell|
|Ben Morgan||Danny Care|
|George Kruis||Owen Farrell|
|Courtney Lawes||Mike Brown|
Hosts England is placed in the Pool A of 2015 World Cup along with Australia, Fiji, Wales and Uruguay. England will be facing Fiji in the opening of game of competition on 18th September at Twickenham Stadium in London.