Big omissions from England squad
SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT: England head coach Eddie Jones has recalled 25 players to his squad as they prepare for Six Nations match against Wales at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday.
New apprentice Alex Mitchell will join up with the squad, while George Furbank will be in camp for rehabilitation.
Mako Vunipola and Luke Cowan-Dickie are not included for family reasons.
Vunipola is unlikely to return to these shores in time for the penultimate round of the Six Nations against Wales at Twickenham on Saturday week.
On the positive side Anthony Watson is named in the squad. Watson is seeking to demonstrate he has recovered from the calf problem that has prevented him from taking part in the championship to date.
“Mako probably won’t be back for Wales. He’s gone home for family business,” head coach Jones said.
“Anthony’s got to do a running session and if he gets through that we’ll get him into camp.”
England swept aside Ireland in a performance that evoked memories of the victories over Australia and New Zealand that propelled them into last year’s World Cup final.
Forwards: Tom Curry, Tom Dunn, Charlie Ewels, Ellis Genge, Jamie George, Maro Itoje, George Kruis, Joe Launchbury, Courtney Lawes, Lewis Ludlam, Joe Marler, Kyle Sinckler, Sam Underhill, Harry Williams, Mark Wilson
Backs: Elliot Daly, Owen Farrell, George Ford, Willi Heinz, Jonathan Joseph, Jonny May, Henry Slade, Manu Tuilagi, Anthony Watson, Ben Youngs
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