England’s Head coach Eddie Jones has named his squad for the Rugby World Cup in Japan.
Jones gave shock call-ups to flanker Lewis Ludlam and uncapped wing Ruaridh McConnochie in the 31-man group.
Gloucester scrum-half 32-year-old Willi Heinz, whose England debut came in Sunday’s win against Wales, is also in the squad, but centre Ben Te’o is not.
Jones refused to discuss the reasons behind the omission of Te’o.
The 32-year-old centre was overlooked in favour of Northampton’s Piers Francis, two weeks after being involved in a scuffle with team-mate Mike Brown during a social event at the squad’s training camp in Treviso.
Jones would not disclose the reasons behind any of the players left out of his squad, insisting that they all need to be prepared to answer the call if injuries occur.