Eddie Jones has named 21 unselected players to his initial squad of 34 to prepare for the summer test series in England. With 12 players involved in the British and Irish Lions and no players from the Premiership semi-finalists available for selection, the squad that will attend a training camp in Lensbury next week have won 121 caps.
An updated squad will prepare for England A’s opener against Scotland A on June 27 before the Premiership finalists enter into contention for the two test matches at Twickenham against the United States and Canada on July 4 and 10, respectively.
Jones said: “This is the first team of three and we will include players from other clubs as appropriate when they become available. We have also given some of our senior players the opportunity to rest and recover after consecutive seasons, and without a real pre-season.
“For this group it’s a chance to step into the English environment and really show what they can do… They have the opportunity to take on the world.”
England training team
Before: J Blamire (Newcastle, 0 caps), C Chick (Newcastle, 0), T Davison (Newcastle, 0), C Ewels (Bath, 21), E Genge (Leicester, 28), J Heyes (Leicester, 0), P Hill (Northampton, 5), T Hill (Worcester, 1), L Ludlam (Northampton, 8), L Ludlow (Gloucester, 0) G Martin (Leicester, 1), C Munga (London Irish, 0), B Obano (Bath, 1), M Reid (Bath, 0), S Robinson (Newcastle, 0), J Singleton (Gloucester, 3), S Underhill (Bath, 22), H Wells (Leicester, 0), T Willis (Wasps , 0).
back: J Bassett (Wasps, 0), J Cokanasiga (Bath, 9), T de Glanville (Bath, 0), F Dingwall (Northampton, 0), O Hassell-Collins (London Irish, 0), D Kelly (Leicester, 0)
O Lawrence (Worcester, 6), A Mitchell (Northampton, 0), M Ojomoh (Bath, 0), T Parton (London Irish, 0), A Radwan (Newcastle, 0), D Robson (Wasps, 12), B Spencer (Bath, 4), F Steward (Leicester, 0), J Umaga (Wasps, 0).