World cup-winning rugby star Mike Tindall believes former Royal Grammar School student Christian Wade will soon force his way into the England team, despite being left out of the latest squad.

The Wasps winger, 24, was once again left on the sidelines last week when Stuart Lancaster named his 50-man training squad ahead of the World Cup in England this September.

However, speaking to the Bucks Free Press at the launch of the Ladies European Masters on Friday, the former Bath and Gloucester centre said Wade has got the ability to be an England star for years to come.

He said: “It’s difficult, but he’s still a very young man. He’s obviously got skills - he’s going to be on the radar for a long time.

“I think all he can do is to keep playing the way he is trying to play and his time will come.”

He added: “It [his omission] is a strange one, but I think at the moment the back three, along with the second row, is one of the most competitive places on the field.

“You’ve got [Chris] Ashton, [David] Strettle, [Matt] Banahan is unlucky not be in there, and [Semesa] Rokoduguni, and then you get on to [Jack] Nowell and the rest.

“Unfortunately for him they have got a wide choice and someone has always got to drop out.”

Amongst the wingers to be named ahead of Wade were Anthony Watson, Jonny May, Marland Yarde, Ashton, Nowell and Strettle with others also knocking on the door of the England coaches.

Tindall, who is married to the Queen’s granddaughter Zara Phillips, was a member of the 2003 winning squad – playing in all seven games of the tournament.

At the age of 35, he retired from the game in 2014, having played 75 games for his country and captaining the side seven times.

He joined former Chelsea and Tottenham Holtspur goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini, and celebrity duo Vernon Kay and DJ Spoony at a promotion golf tournament at the Buckinghamshire Golf Club, in Denham.

Tindall visited High Wycombe a number of times in the past to play against Wasps and says he believes the club made the right decision to leave the town.

He said: “The fact they’ve scored something close to 40 points in every home game suggests that it’s going well.

“The problem is with Wasps they didn’t own anything before and they rented that ground [Adams Park].

“And, I think from a business point of view it was something they had to do.

“I don’t think it was an easy decision, or something they did lightly. But, I think the fact they now own that ground and they can use it to make money as well, is good for them.”