Clive Woodward said, "I've announced an initial 43 man squad, which will be cut to a final 30 on September 8th, ahead of the Rugby World Cup and after three tough and challenging games against Wales (August 23rd, Millenium Stadium, Cardiff) and France (Marseille, August 30th and Twickenham September 6th).
"The squad is made up of the 30 players who prepared for the summer test matches in New Zealand and Australia, with the remaining places filled by those involved in the Churchill Cup and a number of players who weren't eligible for the two tours through injury and suspension.
"I'd like to congratulate everyone involved in the Churchill Cup and Japan tour, especially the coaches Jim Mallinder and Steve Diamond who made a huge contribution to the tour and gave me important feedback for the selection of the squad.
"A total of 36 players will begin training on July 21st, with the final seven who were involved in the Churchill Cup and Japan tour joining the rest of the squad on July 28th.
"This squad of players is based on the fact that everyone is fit to play in the three World Cup preparation games. There are still a couple of players who have an outside chance of making the squad on September 8th and I will be monitoring them through their clubs. This, however, will be subject to me seeing them play or being happy with their medical reports prior to that date.
"The list of reserves will be called upon if one of the players from the squad is injured. In total, there are 50 names that are being submitted to RWC Ltd for accreditation purposes."
|Stuart Abbott||London Wasps|
|Ben Cohen||Northampton Saints|
|Matt Dawson||Northampton Saints|
|Will Greenwood||NEC Harlequins|
|Alex King||London Wasps|
|Paul Grayson||Northampton Saints|
|Austin Healey||Leicester Tigers|
|Josh Lewsey||London Wasps|
|Jamie Noon||Newcastle Falcons|
|Jason Robinson||Sale Sharks|
|Dan Scarbrough||Leeds Tykes|
|Ollie Smith||Leicester Tigers|
|Dave Walder||Newcastle Falcons|
|Jonny Wilkinson||Newcastle Falcons|
|Neil Back||Leicester Tigers|
|Martin Corry||Leicester Tigers|
|Lawrence Dallaglio||London Wasps|
|Will Green||London Wasps|
|Martin Johnson||Leicester Tigers (CAPTAIN)|
|Ben Kay||Leicester Tigers|
|Jason Leonard||NEC Harlequins|
|Lewis Moody||Leicester Tigers|
|Mark Regan||Leeds Tykes|
|Graham Rowntree||Leicester Tigers|
|Alex Sanderson||Sale Sharks|
|Simon Shaw||London Wasps|
|Andy Titterell||Sale Sharks|
|Steve Thompson||Northampton Saints|
|Dorian West||Leicester Tigers|
|Julian White||Leicester Tigers|
|Joe Worsley||London Wasps|
|Not invited to training but on RWC accredited list of 50 players|
|Phil Christophers||Leeds Tykes|
|Phil Greening||London Wasps|
|Martyn Wood||London Wasps|
|Mike Worsley||NEC Harlequins|