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But the 24-year-old sees his omission as a blessing, and with the likes of Simon Shaw currently plying their trade in France, he is hoping to catch the eye of interim England coach Stuart Lancaster ahead of the squad announcement on January 11.
Attwood said: "It was gutting. To feel like you've made so much progress only to drag yourself back down. It was all the more bitter because it was entirely my fault.
"Coming to terms with the fact I'd taken myself out of contention was tough but perhaps there is a small silver lining in missing the World Cup, considering the chaos that has ensued.
“Obviously, with England there's upheaval at the minute. All I can do is try to take advantage of the situation.
"English rugby is in a cleansing mood. The fallout from the World Cup has allowed a lot of bad feeling to be exorcised and I'd like to think that, with a new coaching staff in place, there will be a chance to bring in some new faces and look forward.
“It's a great opportunity to take English rugby in a new direction and get a new group of younger, different players involved."