England have announced their 31-man squad to take on the World at this year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan.

Whether you are an England fan or not… their announcement video showed the grassroots clubs from which they started their Rugby journey’s on, it is really a brilliant video that celebrates our grassroots game.

Watch here…

England’s official Rugby World Cup squad

Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers, 86 caps) ** – South Leicester RFC
Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, 12 caps) – Penzance & Newlyn RFC
Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 11 caps) – Crewe & Nantwich RFC
Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers, 10 caps) – Old Redcliffians RFC
Jamie George (Saracens, 37 caps) * – Hertford RFC
Maro Itoje (Saracens, 27 caps) – Old Albanians RFC
George Kruis (Saracens, 32 caps) * – Dorking RFC
Joe Launchbury (Wasps, 59 caps) * – Horsham RFC
Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, 72 caps) ** – Northampton Old Scouts RFC
Lewis Ludlam (Northampton Saints, 1 cap) – Ipswich RFC
Joe Marler (Harlequins, 58 caps) * – Eastbourne RFC
Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins, 22 caps) – Battersea Ironsides RFC
Jack Singleton (Saracens, 1 cap) – St Georges School, Harpenden
Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby, 9 caps) – Sir Thomas Rich’s School
Billy Vunipola (Saracens, 42 caps) * – Thornbury RFC
Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 53 caps) * – Thornbury RFC
Mark Wilson (Newcastle Falcons / Sale Sharks, 13 caps) – Penrith RFC

Joe Cokanasiga (Bath Rugby, 5 caps) – Old Merchant Taylors’ RFC
Elliot Daly (Saracens, 31 caps) – Beckenham RFC
Owen Farrell (Saracens, 70 caps) * – Wigan St Patricks ARLFC
George Ford (Leicester Tigers, 56 caps) * – Saddleworth Rangers ARLFC
Piers Francis (Northampton Saints, 5 caps) – Old Gravesendians RFC
Willi Heinz (Gloucester Rugby, 1 cap) – Burnside High School
Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby, 41 caps) * – Derby RFC
Jonny May (Leicester Tigers, 45 caps) * – Royal Wootton Bassett RFC
Ruaridh McConnochie (Bath Rugby, uncapped) – Nuneaton RFC
Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs, 33 caps) * – Penzance & Newlyn RFC
Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 22 caps) * – Ivybridge RFC
Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers, 33 caps) * – John Cleveland College
Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby, 34 caps) * – St George’s School, Weybridge
Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 86 caps) ** – Holt RFC

* number of Rugby World Cup tournaments played

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England will begin their Rugby World Cup campaign in Japan against Tonga in Sapporo (22 September, KO 11:15am UK time) before playing USA Rugby in Kobe (26 September, KO 11:45am UK time), Argentina in Tokyo (5 October, KO 09:00am UK time) and France in Yokohama (12 October, KO 09:15am UK time).

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