Cornish rugby pair Jack Nowell and Luke Cowan-Dickie have been named in the England squad for next month's Rugby World Cup in Japan.

Twenty-six-year-old Exeter Chiefs winger Nowell, who was born in Newlyn, was a doubt after injuring his ankle in the Chiefs' Premiership final defeat to Saracens in May and subsequently requiring surgery, but he has been included in Eddie Jones' 31-man squad.

Former Mounts Bay School and Truro College student Nowell, who has won 33 international caps, was included in the squad England's ill-fated 2015 Rugby World Cup, which saw them bow out at the pool stage on home soil.

Cowan-Dickie was named in the 50-man training squad for the 2015 tournament but did not make the final cut, but the 26-year-old has made it this time around, with the Chiefs hooker named as one of 17 forwards in Jones' squad.

Cowan-Dickie, whose brother Tom plays for the Cornish Pirates, scored his first international try in England's 33-19 win over Wales in a World Cup warm-up on Saturday.

England begin their World Cup campaign against Tonga in Sapporo on September 22, before playing USA in Kobe on September 26, Argentina in Tokyo on October 5, and France in Yokohama on October 12.

Their warm-up programme continues with a trip to Cardiff to face Wales this Saturday, before welcoming Ireland to Twickenham on August 24 and taking on Italy in Newcastle on September 6.

England's full 31-man squad for the World Cup is as follows:


Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers, 86 caps)

Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, 12 caps)

Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 11 caps)

Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers, 10 caps)

Jamie George (Saracens, 37 caps)

Maro Itoje (Saracens, 27 caps)

George Kruis (Saracens, 32 caps)

Joe Launchbury (Wasps, 59 caps)

Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, 72 caps)

Lewis Ludlam (Northampton Saints, 1 cap)

Joe Marler (Harlequins, 58 caps)

Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins, 22 caps)

Jack Singleton (Saracens, 1 cap)

Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby, 9 caps)

Billy Vunipola (Saracens, 42 caps)

Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 53 caps)

Mark Wilson (Newcastle Falcons / Sale Sharks, 13 caps)


Joe Cokanasiga (Bath Rugby, 5 caps)

Elliot Daly (Saracens, 31 caps)

Owen Farrell (Saracens, 70 caps)

George Ford (Leicester Tigers, 56 caps)

Piers Francis (Northampton Saints, 5 caps)

Willi Heinz (Gloucester Rugby, 1 cap)

Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby, 41 caps)

Jonny May (Leicester Tigers, 45 caps)

Ruaridh McConnochie (Bath Rugby, uncapped)

Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs, 33 caps)

Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 22 caps)

Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers, 33 caps)

Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby, 34 caps)

Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 86 caps)