England get experienced trio back ahead of Wales clash
SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT: A 36-player England squad has been named by head coach Steve Borthwick for their Round Three Six Nations match against Wales.
England will travel to Cardiff to face Wales at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday, February 25.
There are returns from injury for Tom Curry, George Ford and vice-captain Courtney Lawes.
Uncapped duo Fraser Dingwall and Cadan Murley are also named in the squad, who have met up on Sunday at the England Rugby Performance Centre at Pennyhill Park, Bagshot.
Ollie Hassell-Collins was unavailable for selection due to a knee issue.
England centre Manu Tuilagi has not been included in the squad.
He received a red card for an elbow to the throat of Tommy Freeman in Sale Sharks’ 34-38 defeat to Northampton Saints on Saturday.
Forwards: Ollie Chessum, Dan Cole, Tom Curry, Alex Dombrandt, Tom Dunn, Ben Earl, Ellis Genge, Jamie George, Nick Isiekwe, Maro Itoje, Courtney Lawes, Lewis Ludlam, David Ribbans, Bevan Rodd, Sam Simmonds, Kyle Sinckler, Will Stuart, Mako Vunipola, Jack Walker. Jack Willis.
Backs: Henry Arundell, Fraser Dingwall, Owen Farrell, Tommy Freeman, George Ford, Ollie Lawrence, Max Malins, Joe Marchant, Alex Mitchell, Cadan Murley, Henry Slade, Marcus Smith, Freddie Steward, Jack van Poortvliet, Anthony Watson, Ben Youngs.