FORMER Colchester Rugby Club youngster Lewis Ludlam has been called up for England's World Cup squad.

Ludlam made his Test debut in England’s opening World Cup warm-up clash against Wales at Twickenham yesterday.

And after being promoted from the bench to start at six, he helped England to a 33-19 triumph.

And now the 23-year-old Northampton Saints flanker, who came through the youth ranks at Mill Road, has been named in Eddie Jones' squad, ahead of this year's tournament in Japan.

Ludlam, a former St Joseph’s College schoolboy in Ipswich, has already represented England at both under-20 and under-18 level.

He is now done enough to be named in Jones’ final 31-man World Cup party, which was announced at lunchtime today.

The England head coach was coy when asked whether anyone had earned themselves a spot on the plane to Japan.

"We'll enjoy the win today and then worry about that tomorrow," he told Sky Sports Action.

On the match, he said: "They really stuck to the game plan, played with a lot of determination and effort. We're pleased with that - step one.

"When we got in that arm-wrestle part we really stayed in the fight and I was really pleased about that. Also about the attitude of the players, not trying to push the pass or do something extraordinary in defence, so that's a good sign for us.

"The players understand where we let ourselves down in the Six Nations and where we need to improve, and we've been doing a little bit of work on that."

Asked about the injury to Curry, Jones said: "He's got a bit of an AC joint, we don't feel it's too serious. I thought he was absolutely outstanding, he's worked really hard in the off-season to make himself a bit bigger and a bit more dynamic - we'll see a lot more of him."