Owen Farrell Rugby World Cup: England leaves Ben Te’o out of squad, springs surprises

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England has left centre Ben Te’o out of its Rugby World Cup squad after he was involved in a scuffle with a teammate at a training camp in Italy.

Te’o lost his place to utility back Piers Francis as coach Eddie Jones sprang a few surprises in his 31-man group destined for Japan next month.

Jones included uncapped wing Ruaridh McConnochie, a former sevens specialist, and also gave World Cup opportunities to hooker Jack Singleton, flanker Lewis Ludlam and 32-year-old scrumhalf Willi Heinz just 24 hours after their test debuts.

Owen Farrell Ben Te'o was left out of the England squad.

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Ben Te’o was left out of the England squad.

They all made their first appearances in Sunday’s victory over Six Nations champion Wales. Ludlam was particularly impressive in the 33-19 win at Twickenham that prevented Wales replacing world champion New Zealand as rugby’s top-ranked side.

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As expected, Jones left out former captain Dylan Hartley, scrumhalf Danny Care, fly

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