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May 23, 2016

Saracens called-up to England squads


Seven Saracens will tour Australia with England, after Eddie Jones announced his squads for England’s three-Test tour to Australia.

Grand Slam winners Mako Vunipola, Jamie George, Maro Itoje, George Kruis, Billy Vunipola, Owen Farrell and Alex Goode have all made the 32-man squad to tour Australia, which begins at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on Saturday 11 June.

“We have selected two squads of players who can win all four games,” said England head coach Jones. “It’s important we get off to a good start against Wales and play positive rugby and win.

“We are excited to being touring Australia in June. To beat the Wallabies in Australia you have to play a physical, aggressive brand of rugby and that’s what we intend to do. We will need to be a fit, cohesive, tactically flexible team and play with a high intensity. We have to be in their faces from the first minute of the first Test.”

“But we are in no doubt of the challenge we face. England have only ever won three Tests in Australia and never won in Brisbane, so it is a great opportunity for us to create new history.”

In other representative news, Saracens centre Nick Tompkins will tour South Africa with the England Saxons. The Sarries Academy product who has scored three Premiership tries in eight appearances for the Men in Black will link up with Saracens legend Richard Hill on the tour, with the former Sarries flanker named as Team Manager for the tour in which the Saxons will play South Africa’s second team in Bloemfontein on Friday 10 June and Outeniqua Park in George on Friday 17 June. Both games will kick off at 7.10pm local time and be broadcast live on Sky Sports.

England Senior 32-man squad for Australia tour

Forwards

Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers)
Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs)
Jack Clifford (Harlequins)
Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers)
Jamie George (Saracens)
Teimana Harrison (Northampton Saints) 
Dylan Hartley – captain (Northampton Saints) 
James Haskell (Wasps)
Paul Hill (Northampton Saints)
Maro Itoje (Saracens)
George Kruis (Saracens)
Joe Launchbury (Wasps)
Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints)
Matt Mullan (Wasps)
Chris Robshaw (Harlequins)
Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins)
Billy Vunipola (Saracens) 
Mako Vunipola (Saracens) 

Backs

Mike Brown (Harlequins) 
Danny Care (Harlequins) 
Elliot Daly (Wasps)
Owen Farrell (Saracens) 
George Ford (Bath Rugby) 
Alex Goode (Saracens)
Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby)
Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs) 
Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs)
Ben Te’o (Worcester Warriors)
Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers)
Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby)
Marland Yarde (Harlequins)
Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers) 

 

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