Six Nations blow for England star
SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT: England head coach Eddie Jones has confirmed his 25-man squad that has travelled to Paris ahead of England’s Six Nations match against France on Sunday.
Luke Cowan-Dickie, who returned to England for family reasons on Tuesday evening, will re-join the squad in Paris on Friday with Jack Singleton standing down from his earlier call-up.
In addition, Joe Launchbury, apprentice Alex Mitchell and Anthony Watson have travelled with the squad.
Watson won’t be considered for selection due to an injury (calf) he was carrying before coming into camp.
Eddie Jones said: “The Six Nations for us is all about raising the standards in terms of the way we prepare, tactically and physically how we play the game, and the way we come together off the field.
“But our first task is beating France in France and that is the only game we need to worry about. We will begin our preparations in Portugal, get a bit of sun, some warm conditions and get ourselves physically and mentally right for the game.
Forwards: Luke Cowan-Dickie, Tom Curry, Charlie Ewels, Ellis Genge, Jamie George, Maro Itoje, George Kruis, Courtney Lawes, Lewis Ludlam, Joe Marler, Kyle Sinckler, Will Stuart, Sam Underhill, Mako Vunipola
Backs: Elliot Daly, Ollie Devoto, Owen Farrell, George Ford, George Furbank, Willi Heinz, Jonathan Joseph, Jonny May, Ollie Thorley, Manu Tuilagi, Ben Youngs
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