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But Flutey takes his place alongside fellow kiwi-born centre Shontayne Hape, while there are also call-ups for Saracens pair Matt Stevens and Mouritz Botha, and Gloucester flyer Charlie Sharples.
Leicester centre Manu Tuilagi, who missed the Aviva Premiership final for his punch on Chris Ashton in the semi-final, is included in Martin Johnson’s squad, as is Tigers Kiwi teammate Thomas Waldrom.
And Flutey, who has had a difficult season with Wasps, is adamant the team has what it takes to make a big impact down in New Zealand.
“I have had a relaxed and enjoyable off-season and my body is in good shape,” said Flutey, who has been capped 13 times by England. “I’m in good nick now.
“You look at how the team has developed over the last couple of seasons and the boys have got a lot more experience.
“It’s good to see a few of the younger lads who were in the side when I came in turning into good leaders and fantastic players.
“You saw that talent come through during the Australian tour and then obviously the Six Nations.
“There’s a lot of confidence within the team. Although we didn’t win the slam and the last game against Ireland was a disappointing result, we’re very confident.
“I’m sure the boys are fit and healthy and ready to take on the world.”
We spoke to Riki Flutey at the launch of O2 Touch, an RFU initiative aiming to get England playing touch rugby. To get involved and to be in with a chance of playing touch at Twickenham visit www.rfu.com/O2touch
England World Cup Training Squad
Forwards: Mouritz Botha (Saracens), George Chuter (Leicester Tigers), Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers), Alex Corbisiero (London Irish), Tom Croft (Leicester Tigers), Louis Deacon (Leicester Tigers), Paul Doran-Jones (Gloucester), Nick Easter (Harlequins), Hendre Fourie (Sale Sharks), Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints), James Haskell (Unattached), Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints), Lee Mears (Bath), Lewis Moody (Bath), Tom Palmer (Stade Français), Tim Payne (London Wasps), Chris Robshaw (Harlequins), Simon Shaw (London Wasps), Andrew Sheridan (Sale Sharks), Matt Stevens (Saracens), Steve Thompson (London Wasps), Thomas Waldrom (Leicester Tigers), David Wilson (Bath), Tom Wood (Northampton Saints), Joe Worsley (London Wasps)
Backs: Delon Armitage (London Irish), Chris Ashton (Northampton Saints), Matt Banahan (Bath), Danny Care (Harlequins), Mark Cueto (Sale Sharks), Toby Flood (Leicester Tigers), Riki Flutey (London Wasps), Ben Foden (Northampton Saints), Shontayne Hape (Bath), Charlie Hodgson (Saracens), Ugo Monye (Harlequins), Charlie Sharples (Gloucester), Joe Simpson (London Wasps), James Simpson-Daniel (Gloucester), David Strettle (Saracens), Mike Tindall (Gloucester), Manusamoa Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers), Richard Wigglesworth (Saracens), Jonny Wilkinson (RC Toulon), Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)