Eddie Jones trims his squad ahead Wales clash

Eddie Jones trims his squad ahead Wales clash

England head coach Eddie Jones has trimmed his squad by seven players ahead of the clash with Wayne Pivac's Wales on Saturday. A 34-man squad was named on Monday to train ahead of the round four Twickenham encounter.

However, seven players were released from the squad on Tuesday, including Saracens' prop Mako Vunipola who didn’t make an appearance at camp as he is in self-isolation as a precaution due to coronavirus fears after flying back from Tonga via Hong Kong.


 

The other six squad members released by Eddie Jones to their clubs ahead of a full round of Premiership action were Exeter Chiefs trio Harry Williams, Ollie Devoto and recent call up Jack Maunder. Bath’s hooker Tom Dunn, Gloucester’s winger Ollie Thorley and Wasps’ pivot Jacob Umaga will all be available to their respective clubs this weekend.

 

Meanwhile, Sale Sharks' flanker Mark Wilson has been retained in the squad having successfully recovered from an injury he picked up in the Rugby World Cup Final.


ENGLAND (27-man squad v Wales, Saturday)  

Forwards


Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs)

Tom Curry (Sale Sharks)

Ben Earl (Saracens)

Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby)

Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers)

Jamie George (Saracens)

Maro Itoje (Saracens)

George Kruis (Saracens)

Joe Launchbury (Wasps)

Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints)

Lewis Ludlam (Northampton Saints)

Joe Marler (Harlequins)

Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins)

Will Stuart (Bath Rugby)

Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby)

Mark Wilson (Sale Sharks)

Backs

Elliot Daly (Saracens)

Owen Farrell (Saracens)

George Ford (Leicester Tigers)

George Furbank (Northampton Saints)

Willi Heinz (Gloucester Rugby)

Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby)

Jonny May (Leicester Tigers)

Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs)

Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers)

Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby)

Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)

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