Mon 4 Mar 2019 | 12:49

SIX NATIONS: Big names return for England

SIX NATIONS: Big names return for England
Mon 4 Mar 2019 | 12:49
SIX NATIONS: Big names return for England

SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT: England head coach Eddie Jones has called up 31 players as they prepare for their fourth Six Nations match against Italy at Twickenham on Saturday.

Jones’ side are looking to bounce back from the defeat to Wales in round three.

England won their opening two games against Ireland and France.

One of the big names returning to the squad is Chris Robshaw.

The 32-year-old makes a return after nine months on the sidelines.

Harlequins flank has not played for England since June following a knee injury sustained in October which ruled him out of the November test Series and the start of this year’s Six Nations.

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Other noteworthy inclusions are the return of high-rated lock Maro Itoje and centre Jonathan Joseph following their injuries.

While uncapped pair Ben Earl and Ollie Thorley are the new additions to the squad.

England squad

Dan Cole, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Tom Curry, Ben Earl, Ellis Genge, Jamie George, Alec Hepburn, Nathan Hughes, Maro Itoje, George Kruis, Joe Launchbury, Ben Moon, Chris Robshaw, Brad Shields, Kyle Sinckler, Billy Vunipola, Harry Williams, Mark Wilson.

Joe Cokanasiga, Elliot Daly, Owen Farrell (captain), George Ford, Jonathan Joseph, Jonny May, Jack Nowell, Dan Robson, Henry Slade, Ollie Thorley, Ben Te’o, Manu Tuilagi, Ben Youngs.

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