Guscott out, but Greenwood's inclusion no surprise
September 28, 1999
England coach Clive Woodward tonight sprung an immediate World Cup surprise by leaving out Jeremy Guscott for Saturday's opening match against Italy at Twickenham.
Full England line-up:
Replacements: Beal (Northampton), Guscott (Bath) or Catt (Bath), Grayson (Northampton), Corry (Leicester), Rowntree (Leicester), Garforth (Leicester), Greening (Sale).
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