Saracens - Nine Saracens to head to Denver

Jul 10, 2015

Nine Saracens to head to Denver

Nine Saracens players have been retained in Stuart Lancaster's England 45-man England squad as they fly out to Denver tomorrow (Saturday) to continue their Rugby World Cup preparations.

After three weeks’ training at Pennyhill Park, the squad will spend two weeks in Rugby Town USA, Glendale, Colorado.

Chris Ashton, Brad Barritt, Owen Farrell, Jamie George, Alex Goode, George Kruis, Billy Vunipola, Mako Vunipola and Richard Wigglesworth will be heading State side as preparations for the 2015 Rugby World Cup gather pace.

One man who will be returning to Saracens will be Maro Itoje. The 20-year old lock who enjoyed a superb breakthrough season with the club in 2014/15 will return to Saracens, with Elliot Daly (Wasps), Stephen Myler (Northampton Saints) and Ed Slater (Leicester Tigers) also returning to their clubs and will be placed on standby.

England Head Coach Lancaster was fulsome in his praise of Itoje and Wasps' Daly, and believes their time spent within the England environment will be of great benefit for the promising pair.

"Elliot and Maro have fitted in and trained well and it’s been great for them to be in this environment. They are both young players who have bright futures. They have made a great impression and I am sure other opportunities will come for both of them further down the line."

England Denver training squad

Chris Ashton (Saracens)

Dave Attwood (Bath Rugby)

Brad Barritt (Saracens)

Kieran Brookes (Newcastle Falcons)

Mike Brown (Harlequins)

Luther Burrell (Northampton Saints)

Sam Burgess (Bath Rugby)

Danny Care (Harlequins)

Danny Cipriani (Sale Sharks)

Calum Clark (Northampton Saints)

Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers)

Alex Corbisiero (Northampton Saints)

Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs)

Lee Dickson (Northampton Saints)

Kyle Eastmond (Bath Rugby)

Owen Farrell (Saracens)

George Ford (Bath Rugby)

Alex Goode (Saracens)

Jamie George (Saracens)

James Haskell (Wasps)

Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby)

Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints)

Joe Launchbury (Wasps)

George Kruis (Saracens)

Matt Kvesic (Gloucester Rugby)

Joe Marler (Harlequins)

Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby)

Ben Morgan (Gloucester Rugby)

Matt Mullan (Wasps)

Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs)

Geoff Parling (Leicester Tigers)

Chris Robshaw (Harlequins)

Semesa Rokoduguni (Bath Rugby)

Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs)

Billy Twelvetrees (Gloucester Rugby)

Mako Vunipola (Saracens)

Billy Vunipola (Saracens)

Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby)

Rob Webber (Bath Rugby)

Richard Wigglesworth (Saracens)

David Wilson (Bath Rugby)

Tom Wood (Northampton Saints)

Marland Yarde (Harlequins)

Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)

Tom Youngs (Leicester Tigers)



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