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These are the brilliant nicknames of the England World Cup squad and the reasons they’ve been given them

So we bring you The Briefcase, Rusty, Girthmister, The Pearl, and the back likened to an Argentine soap star…

MAKO VUNIPOLA (SNORLAX)

In England camp he shares a room with brother Billy. But when the No.8 is out injured teammates can find sharing with the loosehead something of an experience given his liking for sleeping. Hence Snorlax after the hulking Pokémon with narcolepsy.

JACK NOWELL (KIKO)

“Gonzalo Camacho was at Exeter when there was a portly Argentine soap actor called Kiko and let’s just say I came back from injury a little lardy,” said the England star. 

ELLIOT DALY (BRIEFCASE)

The England star got his nickname after turned up at his first Wasps training session in his Whitgift school uniform and carrying you know what!

Elliot Daly of England breaks past Jack Maddocks of Australia during the Quilter International Match between England and Australia at Twickenham Stadium, Twickenham, London on November 24th 2018, (Photo: Cameron Geran/PPAUK)

OWEN FARRELL (FAZ/LITTLE FAZ)

Used to predominantly be Little Faz but now his Dad, Andy, has jetted off to work for Ireland he seems to have shaken that part of his nickname.

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