England squad: Eddie Jones named 21 uncapped players for USA and Canada Tests

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Eddie Jones has named 21 uncapped players in a 34-strong training squad for a five-day training camp next week ahead of this summer’s Tests against USA and Canada.

Alongside a host of new faces, Jones recalled Ben Spencer, who has not played for England since the 2019 World Cup final.

Among the uncapped players are the London Irish trio Chunya Munga Ollie Hassell-Collins and Tom Parton, and Wasps’ Tom Willis, brother of the injured England international Jack.

England are without a host of senior players on Lions duty this summer, so Jones’s side is likely to have a very experimental feel. Senior players such as Sam Underhill have been included in the first training squad, which does include players from the four clubs in the Premiership play-offs, Bristol, Exeter, Sale and Harlequins. The Premiership final takes place a week before England’s first game of the summer.

This camp will take place at the Lensbury Hotel in Teddington next week, with another update to the squad coming after that. A final squad for the Test matches will be need after the Premiership final.

Jones said: “This is the first squad of three and we’ll include players from the other clubs where appropriate, when they become available. We’ve also given some of our senior players the chance to get some important rest and recovery time after back-to-back seasons, and with no proper pre-season.

“For this group it’s a chance to come into the England environment and really show what they can do. We expect them to be enthusiastic, full of energy and we want them to know there is no limit to their horizon.

“There is a lot of talent in this squad but the challenge for them is to turn talent into performance. We’re really looking forward to working with this group of young players and see where we can take them. They have the opportunity to take on the world.”

England were due to tour North America this summer, but are now playing the USA and Canada at Twickenham on July 4 and 10. Those matches are preceded by an “A” fixture against their Scottish counterparts at Welford Road at the end of this month.

The RFU also confirmed that the two Test matches will be shown live on Channel 4.

Squad in full

Forwards

  • Jamie Blamire (Newcastle Falcons, uncapped)

  • Callum Chick (Newcastle Falcons, uncapped)

  • Trevor Davison (Newcastle Falcons, uncapped)

  • Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby, 21 caps)

  • Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers, 28 caps)

  • Joe Heyes (Leicester Tigers, uncapped)

  • Paul Hill (Northampton Saints, 5 caps)

  • Ted Hill (Worcester Warriors, 1 cap)

  • Lewis Ludlam (Northampton Saints, 8 caps)

  • Lewis Ludlow (Gloucester Rugby, uncapped)

  • George Martin (Leicester Tigers, 1 cap)

  • Chunya Munga (London Irish, uncapped)

  • Beno Obano (Bath Rugby, 1 cap)

  • Miles Reid (Bath Rugby, uncapped)

  • Sean Robinson (Newcastle Falcons, uncapped)

  • Jack Singleton (Gloucester Rugby, 3 caps)

  • Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby, 22 caps)

  • Harry Wells (Leicester Tigers, uncapped)

  • Tom Willis (Wasps, uncapped)

Backs

  • Josh Bassett (Wasps, uncapped)

  • Joe Cokanasiga (Bath Rugby, 9 caps)

  • Tom de Glanville (Bath Rugby, uncapped)

  • Fraser Dingwall (Northampton Saints, uncapped)

  • Ollie Hassell-Collins (London Irish, uncapped)

  • Dan Kelly (Leicester Tigers, uncapped)

  • Ollie Lawrence (Worcester Warriors, 6 caps)

  • Alex Mitchell (Northampton Saints, uncapped)

  • Max Ojomoh (Bath Rugby, uncapped)

  • Tom Parton (London Irish, uncapped)

  • Adam Radwan (Newcastle Falcons, uncapped)

  • Dan Robson (Wasps, 12 caps)

  • Ben Spencer (Bath Rugby, 4 caps)

  • Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers, uncapped)

  • Jacob Umaga (Wasps, uncapped)

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