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PremierLeague-News.Com - Jones turns to some of the old guard ahead of a pivotal tour Down Under
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Billy Vunipola and Danny Care will return for England’s tour of Australia after being named in Eddie Jones’ 36-man squad. Vunipola was called up alongside brother Mako, neither of whom have played since the 2021 Six Nations. The former impressed in the Premiership final, despite Saracens ultimately coming up short against Leicester. There are 12 players from the final in the latest squad. England will play three Tests against the Wallabies, with the first taking place in Perth on 2 July.Eight uncapped players feature in the travelling group: Fraser Dingwall, Tommy Freeman, Guy Porter, Patrick Schickerling, Jack van Poortvliet and Jack Walker, while Henry Arundell and Will Joseph are included as apprentice players. More from Rugby UnionJonny Wilkinson moment was 'a big f*** you to people who wrote me off', says Freddie Burns19 June, 2022Pressure mounting on Eddie Jones after England suffer humiliation against 14-man Barbarians19 June, 2022i's Premiership team of the season - XV dominated by Leicester and Quins, from Genge to Smith19 June, 2022Care, meanwhile, had not been part of Jones’ plans for almost four years, but was called up to the group to face Barbarians on Sunday, though England were dealt a harsh lesson with a 21-52 defeat that piled more pressure on Jones ahead of a pivotal summer.
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. “Though we have ten players unavailable due to injury, we have picked a very strong squad capable of winning the series,” Jones said. Indeed England are without a total of 10 players due to injury, with Nic Dolly, Alex Dombrandt, George Ford, Joe Launchbury, Louis Lynagh, Sam Simmonds, Kyle Sinckler, Henry Slade, Manu Tuilagi and Anthony Watson left out. “This squad is a real mix of young, talented players and some very experienced, senior players and we’re looking forward to bring the group together,” Jones added. “This tour will be a great experience for the group and a crucial part of the team’s work towards the Rugby World Cup in 2023. We will continue to develop the base of the squad and how we want to play.“We’ve put a lot of work into preparation for the tour over the past few weeks but now the hard work really begins when we finally get the squad on the plane and to Australia.”England squad in full FORWARDSOllie Chessum (Leicester Tigers, 2 caps)Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, 34 caps)Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 40 caps)Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby, 30 caps)Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers, 36 caps)Jamie George (Saracens, 66 caps)Joe Heyes (Leicester Tigers, 2 caps)Jonny Hill (Exeter Chiefs, 12 caps)Nick Isiekwe (Saracens, 7 caps)Maro Itoje (Saracens, 56 caps)Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, 93 caps)Lewis Ludlam (Northampton Saints, 11 caps)Bevan Rodd (Sale Sharks, 2 caps)Patrick Schickerling (Exeter Chiefs, uncapped)Will Stuart (Bath Rugby, 20 caps)Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby, 28 caps)Billy Vunipola (Saracens, 61 caps)Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 67 caps)Jack Walker (Harlequins, uncapped)Jack Willis (Wasps, 3 caps) BACKSHenry Arundell (London Irish, uncapped) *apprentice playerDanny Care (Harlequins, 84 caps)Joe Cokanasiga (Bath Rugby, 11 caps)Fraser Dingwall (Northampton Saints, uncapped)Owen Farrell (Saracens, 94 caps)Tommy Freeman (Northampton Saints, uncapped)George Furbank (Northampton Saints, 6 caps)Will Joseph (London Irish, uncapped) *apprentice playerJoe Marchant (Harlequins, 12 caps)Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby, 69 caps)Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs, 39 caps)Guy Porter (Leicester Tigers, uncapped)Harry Randall (Bristol Bears, 6 caps)Jack van Poortvliet (Leicester Tigers, uncapped)Marcus Smith (Harlequins, 10 caps)Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers, 10 caps)
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