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

JAMIE GEORGE (GIRTHMISTER/STAVROS)

The England star got these nicknames early in his International career due to his size. Seems a bit harsh.

HENRY SLADE (RUSTY/SALDEY)

“There are a few. There’s the obvious Sladey. I also get called Rusty because part of my hair, it’s not ginger but it goes copper in the summer.”

Elliot Daly of England, Henry Slade of England and Jack Nowell of England during the Quilter International Match between England and South Africa at Twickenham Stadium, Richmond, London on November 3. – PHOTO: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK

JOE LAUNCHBURY (LAUNCHERS)

Most boring nickname on the list by a mile.

BILLY VUNIPOLA (BIG BILLY)

“Billy is my nickname because my real name is pretty long and is tough for people to pronounce. So it’s just something vague like ‘Big Billy’.”


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