Flanker Mark Wilson has been selected in England's 31-man squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

Wilson, who began his career in Penrith, will look to add to the 13 international caps he has already won at the tournament in Japan.

This summer, it was announced the 29-year-old will join Sale Sharks on loan for the 2019/20 season from recently-relegated Newcastle Falcons.

Owen Farrell will captain England in his second Rugby World Cup.

Ruaridh McConnochie is the only uncapped player named, while Lewis Ludlam, Jack Singleton and Willi Heinz are also included after England's 33-19 win at Twickenham yesterday.

Head coach Eddie Jones said: "Today is another step in the progress towards the Rugby World Cup.

"We have taken the decision to go early because of what we learned from previous campaigns. We want the squad to know early and now we can get on and be the best prepared England side there has ever been, ready to win the World Cup."

On the players not selected, Jones added on England Rugby's website: “A lot of good players have missed out, we feel for them, I feel for them personally.

"But, as we know, the World Cup is an incredible tournament where opportunities can present themselves and all those players who have missed out have been told they have to be ready.”

England will begin their World Cup campaign in Japan against Tonga in Sapporo on September 22, before playing USA Rugby in Kobe four days later, Argentina in Tokyo on October 5 and France in Yokohama on October 12.

In total, the squad has made more than 1,000 caps with 17 having played in at least one of the previous World Cups.