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    Rugby World Cup 2011: Johnson omits Flutey from England squad

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    Rugby World Cup 2011: Johnson omits Flutey from England squad

    Post by Mrblack0301 on Thu Aug 25, 2011 3:23 am

    England have left out centre Riki Flutey and included his uncapped Wasps team-mate, scrum-half Joe Simpson, in their 30-man World Cup squad.

    Flutey's omission was the biggest surprise in a party that includes only two specialist fly-halves in Toby Flood and Jonny Wilkinson.

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    The loss of Danny Care last week persuaded manager Martin Johnson to take three scrum-halves, with Simpson joining Ben Youngs and Richard Wigglesworth.

    Flutey lost out to Shontayne Hape, Mike Tindall, Manu Tuilagi and Matt Banahan among the centre options.

    Lewis Moody, who is targeting the opening World Cup match against Argentina on 10 September for his return to action, will captain the squad.

    Moody travels as one of only five back-row specialists, with Sale open-side Hendre Fourie also missing out.

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