Eddie Jones has selected eight Saracens players in his 31-man England squad for the Rugby World Cup.

Owen Farrell has been named as captain for the tournament in Japan and he is joined by Elliot Daly in the backs, while Mako Vunipola, Jamie George, George Kruis and Maro Itoje are among those forwards selected.

Billy Vunipola, who was chosen as man of the match in yesterday's 33-19 victory against Wales, also makes the cut, as does Jack Singleton who earned his first cap in yesterday's match at Twickenham.

Ben Te'o is the shock omission from the squad.

Te'o has lost out to Piers Francis among the four centres bound for Japan 2019 despite being an ever-present under Jones when available.

The 32-year-old was involved in a scuffle with Mike Brown during a social event at the squad's training camp in Treviso a fortnight ago.

Jones said over the weekend that Te'o was still in World Cup contention but the Australian has chosen to leave him out.

Former sevens specialist Ruaridh McConnochie continues a remarkable year by being present as the only uncapped player on the strength of a strong end to the season for Bath.

Along with hooker Singleton, flanker Lewis Ludlam and scrum-half Willi Heinz made their debuts in the victory over Wales and are also picked.

Jones has gambled by taking only two scrum-halves with Heinz providing cover for Ben Youngs, who is first choice in the position.

The decision to pick just five props means Harry Williams misses out, with Kyle Sinckler and Dan Cole travelling as the two tightheads.

Brad Shields will also miss out on the World Cup as he continues his rehabilitation from the foot injury incurred in Treviso.

The outlook on Shields left him with a race against time to board the plane with the rest of the squad on September 8 and Ludlam has been chosen in his place.

England have named their squad almost a month in advance of World Rugby's deadline.

Jones said: "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.

"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."