Five Saracens named in England training squad
Five Saracens will stay with England this week for a three-day training camp in Brighton.
Owen Farrell, Jamie George, Mako Vunipola, Maro Itoje and Ben Earl will all be preparing for their match against France, whilst Max Malins (ankle) is unavailable to train due to injury. He will join up with the squad for rehab work.
England will next take on France at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday 11 March (4.45pm KO). Borthwick said: “This week we move our training camp to Brighton, as we meet up again after last weekend’s win in Cardiff. “The performance against Wales was pleasing in a number of important respects. It was good to see the hard work the squad have put in on the training field reflected in a deserved and hard-won victory. “Reduced fallow week squad numbers, injuries and our wish for some players to have valuable game time minutes with their clubs, means that the squad gathered in Brighton has a slightly different feel to it. We are very pleased to welcome back Jonny May. “The players and coaches alike are looking forward to another three days of focused training, before the full squad meets back up back at Pennyhill Park on Sunday, in anticipation of our continued preparations for the remainder of what is proving to be a magnificent Six Nations tournament.”.
FULL SQUADOllie Chessum (Leicester Tigers, 8 caps)Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers, 98 caps)Ben Curry (Sale Sharks, 3 caps)Alex Dombrandt (Harlequins, 12 caps)Ben Earl (Saracens, 15 caps)Ellis Genge (Bristol Bears, 46 caps)Jamie George (Saracens, 75 caps) Maro Itoje (Saracens, 65 caps)Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, 97 caps)Lewis Ludlam (Northampton Saints, 17 caps)David Ribbans (Northampton Saints, 3 caps)Kyle Sinckler (Bristol Bears, 59 caps)Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 77 caps)Jack Walker (Harlequins, 2 caps)Jack Willis (Toulouse, 8 caps)BACKSHenry Arundell (London Irish, 5 caps)Owen Farrell (Saracens, 104 caps)Tommy Freeman (Northampton Saints, 3 caps)George Ford (Sale Sharks, 81 caps)Ollie Lawrence (Bath Rugby, 10 caps)Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby, 72 caps)Alex Mitchell (Northampton Saints, 3 caps)Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 54 caps)Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers, 20 caps)Jack van Poortvliet (Leicester Tigers, 10 caps)Anthony Watson (Leicester Tigers, 53 caps)FORWARDS