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Strong Lions contingent selected in England’s Six Nations squad

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.

FORWARDS (20):

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

BACKS (14):

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

 

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