Strong Lions contingent selected in England’s Six Nations squad
Eddie Jones has picked a host of British & Irish Lions in his 34-man England squad for the upcoming Six Nations.
Saracens players Owen Farrell, Elliot Daly, Maro Itoje, Jamie George, Mako Vunipola and George Kruis will form an important part of Jones’ squad as England look to win the Championship for the first time since 2017.
They are joined by fellow Lions Jonathan Joseph, Anthony Watson, Manu Tuilagi, Courtney Lawes, Joe Marler, Kyle Sinckler and Ben Youngs in being selected.
Dan Cole, who has three Lions caps to his name, is one of the high-profile omissions from Jones’ squad which also features two apprentice players.
Jack Nowell – a member of the Lions squad which toured New Zealand in 2017 – has also been left out after it was revealed he will need to undergo ankle surgery.
Billy Vunipola is also a casualty after he suffered a broken arm in Saracens’ Champions Cup defeat of Racing 92 on Sunday.
Jones has opted against calling up a specialist No.8 replacement for Vunipola who was selected but forced to withdraw from Lions duty due to injury in 2017.
Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs) 21 caps
Tom Curry (Sale Sharks) 19 caps
Tom Dunn (Bath) 0 caps
Ben Earl (Saracens) 0 caps
Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby) 12 caps
Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers) 14 caps
Jamie George (Saracens) 45 caps
Ted Hill (Worcester Warriors) 1 cap
Maro Itoje (Saracens) 34 caps
George Kruis (Saracens) 41 caps
Joe Launchbury (Wasps) 62 caps
Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints) 81 caps
Lewis Ludlam (Northampton Saints) 6 caps
Joe Marler (Harlequins) 68 caps
Alex Moon (Northampton Saints) 0 caps
Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins) 31 caps
Will Stuart (Bath Rugby) 0 caps
Sam Underhill (Bath) 15 caps
Mako Vunipola (Saracens) 58 caps
Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs) 18 caps
Elliot Daly (Saracens) 39 caps
Ollie Devoto (Exeter Chiefs) 1 cap
Fraser Dingwall (Northampton Saints) 0 caps
Owen Farrell (Saracens) 79 caps
George Ford (Leicester Tigers) 65 caps
George Furbank (Northampton Saints) 0 caps
Willi Heinz (Gloucester Rugby) 9 caps
Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby) 47 caps
Jonny May (Leicester Tigers) 52 caps
Ollie Thorley (Gloucester Rugby) 0 caps
Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers) 40 caps
Jacob Umaga (Wasps) 0 caps
Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby) 42 caps
Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers) 95 caps
APPRENTICE PLAYER (2):
Alex Mitchell (Northampton Saints) 0 caps
Josh Hodge (Newcastle Falcons) 0 caps