Eddie Jones has named 21 uncapped players in his initial 34-man squad to prepare for England’s summer Test series.
With 12 players involved in the British and Irish Lions and no players from the Premiership’s semi-finalists available for selection, Jones’ squad to attend a training camp at the Lensbury next week boasts a total of only 121 caps.
An updated squad will prepare for the opening England A fixture against Scotland A on 27 June before the Premiership finalists come into contention for the two Test fixtures at Twickenham against USA and Canada on 4 and 10 July, respectively.
Jones said: “This is the first squad of three and we’ll include players from the other clubs where appropriate, when they become available. We’ve also given some of our senior players the chance to get some important rest and recovery time after back-to-back seasons, and with no proper pre-season.
“For this group it’s a chance to come into the England environment and really show what they can do … They have the opportunity to take on the world.”
England training squad
Forwards: J Blamire (Newcastle Falcons, uncapped), C Chick (Newcastle Falcons, uncapped), T Davison (Newcastle Falcons, uncapped), C Ewels (Bath Rugby, 21 caps), E Genge (Leicester Tigers, 28 caps), J Heyes (Leicester Tigers, uncapped), P Hill (Northampton Saints, 5 caps), T Hill (Worcester Warriors, 1 cap), L Ludlam (Northampton Saints, 8 caps), L Ludlow (Gloucester Rugby, uncapped)
G Martin (Leicester Tigers, 1 cap), C Munga (London Irish, uncapped)
B Obano (Bath Rugby, 1 cap), M Reid (Bath Rugby, uncapped), S Robinson (Newcastle Falcons, uncapped), J Singleton (Gloucester Rugby, 3 caps), S Underhill (Bath Rugby, 22 caps), H Wells (Leicester Tigers, uncapped), T Willis (Wasps, uncapped)
Backs: J Bassett (Wasps, uncapped), J Cokanasiga (Bath Rugby, 9 caps), T de Glanville (Bath Rugby, uncapped), F Dingwall (Northampton Saints, uncapped), O Hassell-Collins (London Irish, uncapped) ,D Kelly (Leicester Tigers, uncapped)
O Lawrence (Worcester Warriors, 6 caps), A Mitchell (Northampton Saints, uncapped)
M Ojomoh (Bath Rugby, uncapped), T Parton (London Irish, uncapped), A Radwan (Newcastle Falcons, uncapped), D Robson (Wasps, 12 caps), B Spencer (Bath Rugby, 4 caps), F Steward (Leicester Tigers, uncapped), J Umaga (Wasps, uncapped).
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