Joe Marler has come out of retirement to be named in England's Rugby World Cup training squad.

Harlequins prop Marler last featured for England against South Africa in June 2018 before retiring due to personal reasons, but the former Worthing Raider has now reversed that decision.

England boss Eddie Jones said: "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 (final World Cup) 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."

Former Worthing Raiders forward Joe Launchbury is also in the 35-man squad but there is no place for former Sussex Colt Dylan Hartley, who has been struggling with injury.

Fly-half Danny Cipriani has also been included but Quins' Marcus Smith, from Brighton, does not make the roster.