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.”
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’.”