Eddie Jones names 12 uncapped players in England’s Six Nations and Autumn Nations Cup training squad

It is the first squad Jones has been able to select in more than six months due to the coronavirus pandemic, although it is expected to change drastically between now and England’s first fixture of the autumn when they face the Barbarians on 25 October, once other players become available. Due to the impact of having to operate in a socially-distanced bio-bubble, the squad will be based at the Lensbury Hotel in Twickenham as opposed to their usual base at Pennyhill Park in Bagshot, with next week’s three-day camp also taking place a stone’s throw from their home stadium where they will play Georgia and Ireland this autumn.

“Our preparation to build the team for the Italy game starts now,” said Jones. “We have a three day camp this week and another one next week then we’re into the week of our Quilter Cup match against the Barbarians.

“We’ll be slowly building up, working on the basics and working on team cohesion.

“We’re excited to be back together in camp representing England. This autumn we want to play for the fans and give them something to smile about.”

England training squad

Backs

Ali Crossdale, Saracens*

Elliot Daly, Saracens

Fraser Dingwall, Northampton Saints*

Nathan Earle, Harlequins*

Owen Farrell, Saracens

George Ford, Leicester Tigers

Piers Francis, Northampton Saints

George Furbank, Northampton Saints

Willi Heinz, Gloucester Rugby

Joe Marchant, Harlequins

Jonny May, Gloucester Rugby

Alex Mitchell, Northampton Saints*

Ollie Thorley, Gloucester Rugby*

Ben Youngs, Leicester Tigers

Forwards

Jack Clement, Gloucester Rugby*

Alex Dombrandt, Harlequins*

Ellis Genge, Leicester Tigers

Jamie George, Saracens

Joe Heyes, Leicester Tigers*

Maro Itoje, Saracens

Simon Kerrod, Harlequins*

Lewis Ludlow, Gloucester Rugby*

Alex Moon, Northampton Saints*

David Ribbans, Northampton Saints*

Jack Singleton, Gloucester Rugby

Billy Vunipola, Saracens

Mako Vunipola, Saracens

Mark Wilson, Newcastle Falcons

* Uncapped players

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