Eight Saracens stars are selected in England World Cup squad
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Saracens are the most represented club in England’s World Cup squad after national coach Stuart Lancaster picked eight of the Hendon outfit’s players in his 31-man group.
The Vunipola brothers, Mako and Billy, have both been selected, along with George Kruis, Richard Wigglesworth, Brad Barritt, Jamie George, Owen Farrell and Alex Goode.
Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall said: “We’re extremely proud. To have provided a quarter of the entire squad is brilliant news for the club as a whole. Out of the eight six are under the age of 26, and that is extremely exciting both for England, and for Saracens.
“All of those who have been included have worked incredibly hard and, as a club, we are always delighted to see our players perform on the international stage.
“I’m sure I share every Saracens fan’s sentiments when I say that we all wish them luck in the upcoming World Cup.”
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The squad of 17 forwards and 14 backs – drawn from eight Premiership clubs – will play their first group match against Fiji at Twickenham on September 18.
Lancaster said: “It’s really positive that we have such depth and options to choose from.
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“We are looking forward to the country getting behind England and we know this group of players will represent the nation with pride.”