Eddie Jones overlooks Hughes, Dombrandt and Simmonds as he names 35-man squad

Eddie Jones overlooks Hughes, Dombrandt and Simmonds as he names 35-man squad

England head coach Eddie Jones has recalled 35 players to Pennyhill Park to begin preparations for Saturday's Test.

England opened their campaign with a defeat to France in Paris with a number of fans calling for reinforcements particularly at no.8 after the defeat.


Jones expressed his frustrations after the game saying that England looked like they "forgot how to play rugby" during Sunday's defeat to France, just over a week after declaring he wants his side to be the greatest of all time.

"We were slow out of the blocks, we were sorry for ourselves and out of kilter, we let the situation get to us. But we took responsibility magnificently at half-time."


There was a cloud over Manu Tuilagi's fitness after he was forced off the pitch early in the first half but the centre has been included in the squad not bares no new additions to Jones' initial squad.


Fans have been calling for the likes of Alex Dombrandt, Nathan Hughes or Sam Simmonds to come in and start at no.8 with Billy Vunipola sidelined and Tom Curry covering the position.

Dombrandt started the Harlequins win over Exeter this past weekend scoring this try:

The updated 35-man squad includes uncapped Ben Earl, Alex Moon, Fraser Dingwall, Ollie Thorley and Jacob Umaga while Alex Mitchell is included as an apprentice player.

Jones said that the result wouldn't affect selection for the next round of the Six Nations and is sticking to his word

“The result of the game doesn’t affect selection. Selection will always be we pick a side that wants to win. Why would a result like this change the 23 for the next game?”

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Forwards
Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs)
Tom Curry (Sale Sharks)
Tom Dunn (Bath Rugby)
Ben Earl (Saracens)
Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby)
Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers)
Jamie George (Saracens)
Ted Hill (Worcester Warriors)
Maro Itoje (Saracens)
George Kruis (Saracens)
Joe Launchbury (Wasps)
Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints)
Lewis Ludlam (Northampton Saints)
Joe Marler (Harlequins)
Alex Moon (Northampton Saints)
Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins)
Will Stuart (Bath Rugby)
Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby)
Mako Vunipola (Saracens)
Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs)
    
Backs
Elliot Daly (Saracens)
Ollie Devoto (Exeter Chiefs)
Fraser Dingwall (Northampton Saints)
Owen Farrell (Saracens
George Ford (Leicester Tigers)
George Furbank (Northampton Saints)
Willi Heinz (Gloucester Rugby)
Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby)
Jonny May (Leicester Tigers)
Ollie Thorley (Gloucester Rugby)
Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers)
Jacob Umaga (Wasps)
Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby)
Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)
     
Apprentice player
Alex Mitchell (Northampton Saints, uncapped) 

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