Jones names squad for training camp

England will begin preparations for their four home Autumn Nations Series fixtures in November during the camp. The squad will meet in Richmond on Sunday 2 October and train at Twickenham Stadium. First call-ups for camp include Northampton Saints’ Alex Coles and Saracens’ Hugh Tizard, both players having previously appeared for England U20s. Limited tickets available for Argentina & Japan Manu Tuilagi and Sam Simmonds are back in the squad following injury and there are returns for Ben Youngs, Alex Mitchell, Tom Pearson and David Ribbans. England face Argentina in the first of their four matches at Twickenham Stadium on Sunday 6 November (2.15pm KO). They will then host Japan on Saturday 12 November (3.15pm KO), followed by New Zealand on Saturday 19 November (5.30pm KO). Their final match is against South Africa on Saturday 26 November (5.30pm KO). “With a year to go to the Rugby World Cup, this is a big opportunity for players to come in and impress,” said Jones. “We want them to show real energy and enthusiasm and that they want to be a part of this massive year. “It doesn’t mean that those who have been left out won’t be considered for the Autumn Nations Series matches. We’ll be looking at club games, form and fitness and the door is left open for those players. “We finished the Australia tour well. It was a fantastic experience, particularly for the younger players. We now have to start again, but we’ll build on what we’ve done there and continue that momentum.” Training Squad FORWARDS Ollie Chessum (Leicester Tigers, 5 caps) Alex Coles (Northampton Saints, uncapped) Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, 37 caps) Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 41 caps) Ellis Genge (Bristol Bears, 39 caps) Jamie George (Saracens, 69 caps) Joe Heyes (Leicester Tigers, 5 caps) Jonny Hill (Sale Sharks, 15 caps) Lewis Ludlam (Northampton Saints, 14 caps) Tom Pearson (London Irish, uncapped) David Ribbans (Northampton Saints, uncapped) Bevan Rodd (Sale Sharks, 2 caps) Patrick Schickerling (Exeter Chiefs, uncapped) Sam Simmonds (Exeter Chiefs, 14 caps) Will Stuart (Bath Rugby, 23 caps) Hugh Tizard (Saracens, uncapped) Billy Vunipola (Saracens, 64 caps) Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 70 caps) Jack Walker (Harlequins, uncapped) Jack Willis (Wasps, 4 caps) BACKS Henry Arundell (London Irish, 3 caps) Joe Cokanasiga (Bath Rugby, 12 caps) Fraser Dingwall (Northampton Saints, uncapped) Owen Farrell (Saracens, 97 caps) Tommy Freeman (Northampton Saints, 2 caps) George Furbank (Northampton Saints, 6 caps) Will Joseph (London Irish, 1 cap) Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby, 69 caps) Alex Mitchell (Northampton Saints, 1 cap) Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs, 42 caps) Guy Porter (Leicester Tigers, 2 caps) Marcus Smith (Harlequins, 13 caps) Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers, 13 caps) Manu Tuilagi (Sale Sharks, 46 caps) Jack van Poortvliet (Leicester Tigers, 3 caps) Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 117 caps) Unavailable for selection due to injury: Alfie Barbeary, Nic Dolly, Alex Dombrandt, Charlie Ewels, George Ford, Sam Jeffries, Maro Itoje, Nick Isiekwe, Courtney Lawes, Sam Underhill, Anthony Watson. The post Jones names squad for training camp appeared first on Huge Rugby News.

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