Congratulations to Will Greenwood and Jason Leonard, who have both been selected in England's 43-man squad for the World Cup warm-up matches against Wales and France taking place in August and September. New recruit Mike Worsley is one of seven players on reserve.
England play Wales at the Millennium Stadium on 23rd August 2003, before facing France in Marseille and at Twickenham on 30th August 2003 and 6th September 2003 respectively.
England coach Clive Woodward will announce his 30-man squad for the World Cup on Monday 8th September 2003.
The full squad is as follows:
Backs: Stuart Abbott (Wasps), Iain Balshaw (Bath), Kyran Bracken (Saracens), Ben Cohen (Northampton) Matt Dawson (Northampton), Will Greenwood (NEC Harlequins), Alex King (Wasps), Andy Gomarsall (Gloucester), Paul Grayson (Northampton), Austin Healey (Leicester), Josh Lewsey (Wasps), Dan Luger (Perpignan), Jamie Noon (Newcastle), Jason Robinson (Sale), Dan Scarbrough (Leeds), James Simpson-Daniel (Gloucester), Ollie Smith (Leicester), Mike Tindall (Bath), Dave Walder (Newcastle), Jonny Wilkinson (Newcastle)
Forwards: Neil Back (Leicester), Steve Borthwick (Bath), Martin Corry (Leicester), Lawrence Dallaglio (Wasps), Will Green (Wasps), Danny Grewcock (Bath), Andy Hazell (Gloucester), Richard Hill (Saracens), Martin Johnson (Leicester)(Capt.), Ben Kay (Leicester), Jason Leonard (NEC Harlequins), Lewis Moody (Leicester), Mark Regan (Leeds), Graham Rowntree (Leicester), Alex Sanderson (Sale), Simon Shaw (Wasps), Andy Titterell (Sale), Steve Thompson (Northampton), Phil Vickery (Gloucester), Dorian West (Leicester), Julian White (Leicester), Trevor Woodman (Gloucester), Joe Worsley (Wasps)
Reserves: Alex Brown (Gloucester), Phil Christophers (Leeds), Jamie Forrester (Gloucester), Phil Greening (Wasps), Ben Johnston (Saracens), Martyn Wood (Wasps), Mike Worsley (NEC Harlequins)
During week commencing 22nd April Harlequins will launch an innovative, new Membership Scheme which will replace the existing Season Ticket Holder Programme. Further details of the scheme will be announced in due course.