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Joe Marler has come out of international retirement and been named in England's 35-man training squad for the Rugby World Cup.

The 29-year-old Harlequins prop had stepped away from international rugby for "personal reasons", with the last of his 59-caps coming against South Africa in 2018.

England boss Eddie Jones is happy to have Marler back in the squad.

"I saw Joe during the Barbarians' week and he indicated that he had a desire to come back.

"We have since had a couple of chats and we have given him the opportunity to do that. Now it is up to him to show us what he has got.

"We can't wait to have the full squad in place and to have players competing for those 31 places.

"It is a process of building the team up, building the cohesion, the tactical understanding of the team and our adaptability. We will need to get those things right to win the World Cup, and that is our aim."

Gallagher Premiership player of the year Danny Cipriani has also been brought into the squad by Jones as the 31-year-old out-half looks to book his place on the plane to Japan.

Prop Kyle Sinckler has returned following a hamstring injury but there's no place for full-back Mike Brown.

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