Jones name 12 England rookies for year-end series
SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT: England coach Eddie Jones on Monday has named a 28-man squad to convene for a three day training camp at The Lensbury from Tuesday, October 6 until Thursday, October 8.
The squad has an experimental look to it, with Jones including 12 uncapped players.
“Our preparation to build the team for the Italy game starts now,” Jones said.
“We have a three day camp this week and another one next week then we’re into the week of our match against the Barbarians.
“We’ll be slowly building up, working on the basics and working on team cohesion.
“We’re excited to be back together in camp representing England.
“This year-end series we want to play for the fans and give them something to smile about.”
An updated squad will be confirmed ahead of England’s next training camp from next Thursday, October 15 to Saturday, October 17.
England have six upcoming fixtures – starting with the uncapped ‘international’ against the Barbarians (October 25).
Following a trip to Rome to face Italy (October 31) in the final round of the delayed 2020 Six Nations, England will play four matches as part of the year-end Nations Cup.
Internationals at Twickenham Stadium against Georgia (November 14) and Ireland (November 21), an away match versus Wales (November 28), before returning to Twickenham for a placing match to determine final position in the competition (December 6)
Backs: Ali Crossdale (Saracens*), Elliot Daly (Saracens), Fraser Dingwall (Northampton Saints*), Nathan Earle (Harlequins*), Owen Farrell (Saracens), George Ford (Leicester Tigers), Piers Francis (Northampton Saints), George Furbank (Northampton Saints), Willi Heinz (Gloucester), Joe Marchant (Harlequins), Jonny May (Gloucester), Alex Mitchell (Northampton Saints*), Ollie Thorley (Gloucester, *), Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers).
Forwards: Jack Clement (Gloucester, *), Alex Dombrandt (Harlequins*), Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers), Jamie George (Saracens), Joe Heyes (Leicester Tigers, *), Maro Itoje (Saracens), Simon Kerrod (Harlequins*), Lewis Ludlow (Gloucester, *), Alex Moon (Northampton Saints*), David Ribbans ( Northampton Saints*), Jack Singleton (Gloucester), Billy Vunipola (Saracens), Mako Vunipola (Saracens), Mark Wilson (Newcastle Falcons)
* Uncapped players