Dan Hipkiss must be feeling pretty hard done by. A good performance in the second half last week has not earned him a starting berth for the World Cup final.
Brian Ashton preferred the experience of Mark Cueto on the wing, with Mathew Tait still at outside centre.
The Rugby Blog broke the news of Hipkiss’ exclusion this morning here. Is this the team to win the World Cup?
England: J Robinson (unattached); P Sackey (Wasps), M Tait (Newcastle), M Catt (London Irish), M Cueto (Sale Sharks); J Wilkinson (Newcastle), A Gomarsall (Harlequins); A Sheridan (Sale Sharks), M Regan (Bristol), P Vickery (Wasps, capt), S Shaw (Wasps), B Kay (Leicester), M Corry (Leicester), L Moody (Leicester), N Easter (Harlequins).
Replacements: G Chuter (Leicester), M Stevens (Bath), L Dallaglio (Wasps), J Worsley (Wasps), P Richards (London Irish), T Flood (Newcastle), D Hipkiss (Leicester).