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Ryan Fredericks exits Bristol City 23 days after signing

Bristol City wing-back Ryan Fredericks has signed for Championship rivals Fulham, just 25 days after joining the Robins from Tottenham Hotspur.

The 22-year-old joined City for an undisclosed fee on a three-year contract at the beginning of August, starting four of City's opening five matches.

Posting on twitter, he wished Bristol City well:

Sam Burgess has "earned the right" to play at RWC15

Sam Burgess during today's England training session at Pennyhill Park, Bagshot. Credit: PA

Bath's Sam Burgess is among a host of players from our region named in the England squad for the Rugby World Cup which starts next month.

Six players from Bath and 2 from Gloucester are among the 31 selected by head coach Stuart Lancaster. This is what he had to say about the former rugby league international's call up.

Several local players picked for England's rugby world cup squad

Sam Burgess is among the players who have been picked for the England squad Credit: PA

Six players from Bath Rugby and two from Gloucester Rugby have been picked for England's rugby world cup squad.

David Wilson, George Ford, Sam Burgess, Anthony Watson, Rob Webber and Jonathan Joseph - all from Bath - along with Ben Morgan and Jonny May from Gloucester - will be taking place in the global event on home soil.

Critics - among them Will Carling - argue that Sam Burgess has been rushed into England's World Cup squad too soon, but the management have been swayed by his destructive defence and leadership.

Meanwhile, Ben Morgan proved his fitness in training this week having played just 40 minutes since breaking his leg in January.

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