Aug 01, 2016
Seven Sarries included in England EPS
Seven Saracens have been included in Eddie Jones’ provisional 45-man elite player squad (EPS) for England’s pre-season training camp in August.
The squad will meet at the Lensbury Hotel from 6-8 August and take part in training, planning meetings and individual reviews in preparation for the Old Mutual Wealth Series against South Africa, Fiji, Argentina and Australia later in the year.
Fresh from their success in Australia, England have included Jamie George, Maro Itoje, George Kruis, Billy Vunipola, Mako Vunipola, Owen Farrell and Alex Goode in the group.
England will announce a final 45-man EPS on 30 September for the Old Mutual Wealth Series starting against South Africa at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday 12 November.
“This camp sets the scene for November,” said England head coach Jones. “It’s important to catch-up with the players prior to the start of the season and continue to put our plans in place.”