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Last Updated: Wednesday, 9 January 2008, 15:58 GMT

England new boys - Lesley Vainikolo
Lesley Vainikolo hands off a defender
Age: 28
Position: Winger
Height: 6ft 2in
Weight: 17st 8lb

The Tongan-born powerhouse is the boldest selection in the squad, with just nine games for Gloucester since switching from rugby league.

But Vainikolo, a committed Christian, has made a huge impact since changing codes, and his Gloucester and England team-mate Mike Tindall is already a big fan.

"You can't argue with his record - he's just a phenomenon in what he can do on the rugby field," Tindall told BBC Sport.



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Vainikolo named in England squad
09 Jan 08 |  English

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