Another England star to miss Australia tour
NEWS: England will be without one of their top forwards when they face the Wallabies in a three-Test series in Australia in July.
According to reports out of England, prop Kyle Sinckler, who has not played a rugby match since April 15, is still recovering from a back injury and he will be given time to rest ahead of next season.
It’s another blow for England head coach Eddie Jones as he will also be without centres Manu Tuilagi and Henry Slade.
Meanwhile, wings Jonny May and Jack Nowell were Monday named in a 35-man England squad for a three-day training camp taking place this week as part of preparations for their tour.
May made his comeback for Gloucester on Saturday, featuring as a second-half substitute after five months out recovering from a knee injury.
Exeter star Nowell, who broke his arm during England’s Six Nations defeat against France in March, also returned for his club during the final round of regular season Premiership action.
There are first involvements in a senior England camp for Biyi Alo, Charlie Atkinson, Freddie Clarke, Sam Jeffries and Namibia-born Exeter prop Patrick Schickerling.
Players from Premiership semi-finalists Leicester, Saracens, Harlequins and Northampton were not considered for selection.
The list of uncapped players also includes Wasps back Paolo Odogwu and Bath centre Max Ojomoh.
Exeter hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie and Bath wing Anthony Watson will attend the camp in London to undertake rehab work as they continue to recover from injuries.
England head coach Eddie Jones said: “With a number of players unavailable because of the Premiership semi-finals, we’ve got the opportunity to call up some new players.
“It’s a great opportunity to learn about them and see what potential they have to play a part in the Australia tour.”
England play three Tests against the Wallabies next month, starting in Perth on July 2.
England training squad:
Forwards: Biyi Alo, Alfie Barbeary, Jamie Blamire, Callum Chick, Freddie Clarke, Tom Curry, Trevor Davison, Charlie Ewels, Will Goodrick-Clarke, Jonny Hill, Ted Hill, Sam Jeffries, George McGuigan, Tom Pearson, Bevan Rodd, Patrick Schickerling, Jack Singleton, Will Stuart, Sam Underhill, Jack Willis.
Backs: Henry Arundell, Charlie Atkinson, Mark Atkinson, Orlando Bailey, Joe Cokanasiga, Ollie Hassell-Collins, Will Joseph, Jonny May, Jack Nowell, Paolo Odogwu, Max Ojomoh, Tom Parton, Adam Radwan, Harry Randall, Dan Robson.
Sources: Daily Mail & AFP