Danny Cipriani has not been named in England's final 31-man squad for the World Cup which starts next month, despite a brilliant performance last Saturday evening against France in Paris.
The Sale Sharks fly-half pushed his case for a spot in the squad by leading a spirited fightback, including scoring a try - despite only getting 17 minutes of action in the 25-20 defeat.
Director of Rugby Steve Diamond said, "It's very disappointing for Danny not to be involved. He has done everything asked of him and is at the top of his game.
"It was a tough decision for Stuart Lancaster to make but personally I believe Danny should have been named in the squad as he offers something special."
England coach Stuart Lancaster and his coaching team have trimmed down the squad originally announced in the spring to 31 players. The final warm up game will be against Ireland at Twickenham on 5th September 2015.
England Rugby World Cup squad
Kieran Brookes (Northampton Saints, 10 caps)
Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers, 51 caps)
Joe Marler (Harlequins, 32 caps)
Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 22 caps)
David Wilson (Bath Rugby, 43 caps) Hookers
Jamie George (Saracens, 1 cap)
Rob Webber (Bath Rugby, 13 caps)
Tom Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 23 caps) Second rows
George Kruis (Saracens, 8 caps)
Joe Launchbury (Wasps, 23 caps)
Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, 39 caps)
Geoff Parling (Exeter Chiefs, 24 caps) Back rows
James Haskell (Wasps, 60 caps)
Ben Morgan (Gloucester Rugby, 28 caps)
Chris Robshaw (capt, Harlequins, 38 caps)
Billy Vunipola (Saracens, 18 caps)
Tom Wood (Northampton Saints, 37 caps) Scrum halves
Danny Care (Harlequins, 52 caps)
Richard Wigglesworth (Saracens, 22 caps)
Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 48 caps) Fly halves
Owen Farrell (Saracens, 30 caps)
George Ford (Bath Rugby, 12 caps) Centres
Brad Barritt (Saracens, 22 caps)
Sam Burgess (Bath Rugby, 1 cap)
Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby, 12 caps)
Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 1 cap) Back three
Mike Brown (Harlequins, 38 caps)
Alex Goode (Saracens, 18 caps)
Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby, 15 caps)
Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs, 9 caps)
Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby, 10 caps)
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