These are the brilliant nicknames of the England World Cup squad and the reasons they’ve been given them
JONATHAN JOSEPH (ET FINGERS)
Got his nickname while playing for the London Irish youth team because of his ability to grip the rugby ball one-handed during the game.
MARO ITOJE (THE PEARL)
Called ‘The Pearl’ by Saracens and England team-mates for a perceived preciousness to the sides he plays in.
HOW FAR WILL THEY GO?!
JOE MARLER (CROISSANT)
“Because the boys think I have a nose that looks like a French pastry.”
COURTNEY LAWES (CORPSE OR BIG GOOSE)
George North announced to the media the nicknames of his Northampton team-mate but not the reasons behind them. You can work out tipping the tape measure to 6ft 7in is behind Big Goose while Corpse is a play on his name.