England squad

Manu Tuilagi rated ahead of Rugby World Cup

Tuilagi, who has been named in the England’s Rugby World Cup squad, scored a try in their sensational 57-15 win over Ireland.

Fly-half George Ford said Tuilagi has been progressing well in his performance leading up to the world cup.

“Manu had some good continuity. You’re seeing some good things from him but I honestly do believe he is still getting better and building as well. He’s going to be unbelievable for us, he has got a massive smile on his face and he’s loving it at the minute.”

England coach names 31-man RWC squad

McConnochie, who was part of the Team GB side that finished runners-up to Fiji in the sevens at Rio 2016, was forced to withdraw from the match against Wales on Sunday but has done enough in training to earn a seat on the plane to Japan.

His selection caps a remarkable rise for the 27-year-old winger, who has played just one season of English Premiership rugby with Bath.