Northampton centre Luther Burrell felt "let down" by head coach Stuart Lancaster after he was left out of England's squad for the World Cup.
The 27-year-old was overlooked for the 31-man squad in favour of fellow centres Henry Slade and Sam Burgess, despite being a regular for both the 2014 and 2015 RBS Six Nations campaigns.
Lancaster has since left the role and been replaced by Australian Eddie Jones but Burrell could not hide his disappointment after he was told he would not be part of the home World Cup campaign.
"He let me down," said Burrell, speaking to the media for the first time since his omission from the squad.
Burrell admitted he felt he knew exactly what was about to happen as he entered Lancaster's office on the morning of August 27, the day the final squad was announced.
Burrell has not spoken to Lancaster since that day but is now keen to put it behind him and concentrate on trying to impress new boss Jones.