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Bath Rugby star Sam Burgess has been left out of England's squad for Saturday's final World Cup Pool A match against Uruguay.
The selection of Burgess in the 31-man tournament squad was a controversial decision at the time.
The dropping of Burgess is one of nine changes made by coach Stuart Lancaster after the 33-13 defeat by Australia which knocked his side out.
Gloucester stars Ben Morgan and Jonny May have also been dropped from the national line-up.
But in what has been pegged as a possible glimpse into England's future backline, Bath Rugby's George Ford has been recalled at fly-half.
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Bath rugby player Sam Burgess could be in the starting line up for England's world cup match against Wales on Saturday (Sept 26th).
Burgess came on in England's opening game against Fiji and made an impressive impact against the physical side.
We caught up with Sam after the match.
The wait is almost over for the public and players as the rugby world cup kicks off on Friday when England face Fiji.
As expected, there'll be a strong West Country contingent in the England team, which was announced earlier today.
In all, five Bath and Gloucester stars have made the starting line-up for the match at Twickenham.
Familiar names include George Ford and Jonny May. Bath's Rob Webber and Sam Burgess will come off the bench.
The former England Rugby captain and Bath player Lewis Moody is putting his home up for rent - so fans can watch the World Cup from his living room.
He's moving out of his home in Bradford-on-Avon for a week so people can move into his home which is filled with Rugby memorabilia.
Bath Rugby headcoach Mike Ford has signed a new contract with the team.
The coach, who joined the team in 2011, has committed to a further four years with the Club after overseeing an impressive Bath Rugby campaign in 2014/15 in which the team reached the Aviva Premiership Final and European Rugby Champions Cup Quarter-Final.
Three other first team coaches, Neal Hatley, Toby Booth and Darren Edwards have each also signed the same contract.
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.
Bath Rugby's squad are on the road to London this evening ahead of their biggest game in a decade.
Mike Ford's men take on Saracens tomorrow in the Premiership Final at Twickenham and 80,000 supporters are expected to make the journey to watch them try to become league champions.
Here's what Head Coach Mike Ford had to say.
Winning is the most important thing, I think you know you dont get to these finals just to lose you know we've sacrificed all these stuff all year all these fitness sessions on a tuesday in the rain and stuff like that to get to these finals and to be able to win them you know. you want to go home with a gold medal round your neck
It's been a long journey for Bath who last reached the final in 2004 only to lose to Wasps. Bob Crampton's been looking through the archive to see what lessons Bath can take into tomorrow's showdown
The Bath Rugby squad will head to London later ahead of their biggest game for more than a decade.
Mike Ford's men take on Saracens tomorrow in the Premiership Final at Twickenham. It is the first time they have reached the final since 2004, when they were beaten by Wasps. Will they be crowned English champions over a decade on?