Cipriani left out of England squad
SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT: England head coach Eddie Jones has called up 38 players for the third Rugby World Cup training camp in Treviso, Italy (July 22- August 2).
The squad will fly to Italy from London on Monday for a 12-day heat camp to help acclimatise players to conditions expected during the tournament in Japan.
Bath’s Sam Underhill and Anthony Watson will travel with the squad after spending last week doing specialised strength and conditioning work separately off site while centre Joe Marchant (Harlequins) joins the group for the first time.
Meanwhile, Danny Cipriani’s World Cup hopes suffered blow after being left out of this latest squad.
The Gloucester flyhalf was originally selected in England’s pre-World Cup training squad and also spent last week doing specialised strength and conditioning training.
Jones said: “Treviso is a hard yards camp with conditions similar to Tokyo. Team training will be about being adaptable and off the field enjoying each other’s company.”
On squad selection, Jones added: “Selection is absolutely challenging, we have left some good players doing work at their clubs and they must be ready if called up.”
England will play Wales (August 11) and Ireland (August 24) at Twickenham Stadium and Italy (September 6) in Newcastle as part of the warm-ups as well as an away fixture against Wales (August 17) in Cardiff.
England will begin their Rugby World Cup campaign in Japan against Tonga in Sapporo before playing USA Rugby in Kobe (September 26), Argentina in Tokyo (October 5) and France in Yokohama (October 12).
Forwards: Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers), Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs), Tom Curry (Sale Sharks), Charlie Ewels (Bath), Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers), Jamie George (Saracens), Maro Itoje (Saracens), George Kruis (Saracens), Joe Launchbury (Wasps), Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints), Lewis Ludlam (Northampton Saints), Joe Marler (Harlequins), Brad Shields (Wasps), Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins), Jack Singleton (Saracens), Sam Underhill (Bath), Billy Vunipola (Saracens), Mako Vunipola (Saracens), Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs), Mark Wilson (Newcastle Falcons/Sale Sharks).
Backs: Mike Brown (Harlequins), Joe Cokanasiga (Bath), Elliot Daly (Saracens), Owen Farrell (Saracens), George Ford (Leicester Tigers), Piers Francis (Northampton Saints), Willi Heinz (Gloucester), Jonathan Joseph (Bath), Joe Marchant (Harlequins), Jonny May (Leicester Tigers), Ruaridh McConnochie (Bath), Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs), Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs), Ben Spencer (Saracens), Ben Te’o (unattached), Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers), Anthony Watson (Bath), Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers).