Watson, Hill to train with England

Date published: February 14 2017

England have retained 25 players at the Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington on Monday for a training week lasting until Friday, February 17.

Anthony Watson returns to the squad have missed the opening matches against France and Wales.

Mako Vunipola has not been named in the 25-man group despite reports that he will be available to face Italy next weekend.

The other new face not involved in England’s win over Wales last weekend is Northampton Saints prop Paul Hill, who was last capped on England’s tour of Australia last June.

Forwards (14): Jack Clifford (Harlequins), Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers), Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers), Jamie George (Saracens), Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints), James Haskell (Wasps), Paul Hill (Northampton Saints), Nathan Hughes (Wasps), Maro Itoje (Saracens), Joe Launchbury (Wasps), Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints), Joe Marler (Harlequins), Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins), Tom Wood (Northampton Saints)

Backs (11): Mike Brown (Harlequins), Danny Care (Harlequins), Elliot Daly (Wasps), Owen Farrell (Saracens), George Ford (Bath), Jonathan Joseph (Bath), Jonny May (Gloucester), Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs), Ben Te’o (Worcester Warriors), Anthony Watson (Bath), Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)

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