Jones names eight uncapped players

Date published: May 8 2016

England Head Coach Eddie Jones has called up eight uncapped players into his squad for a three-day training camp in Brighton.

Charlie Ewels, Teimana Harrison, Kyle Sinckler, Tommy Taylor, Ollie Devoto, Mike Haley, Alex Lewington and Micky Young are all part of the 26-man squad who will train at Brighton College from May 17-19.

“The Brighton training camp is a good opportunity for England to get together and train hard ahead of the Wales game and summer tour,” Jones said in an official RFU release.

“While we will be without those players involved in the Premiership semi-finals it’s crucial that we spend as much time together as possible.”

England face Wales on May 29 before a three-match tour series against Australia.

“We have an important game at Twickenham at the end of the month and then a challenging tour to Australia,” he added. “It’s a challenge that really excites us and we’re looking forward to starting out preparation.

“There’s lots of hard work to be done if we are going to play with the intensity needed to beat Southern Hemisphere teams.

“We know the speed of the game in Australia will be considerably higher than the Six Nations, so this short camp, as well as the preparation time ahead of Wales, is going to be vital to our progression.

“Tour places are still up for grabs and I expect the players in this camp, as well as those involved in the play-offs, to continue to make their case for selection.”

Forwards: Dave Attwood, Kieran Brookes, Jack Clifford, Charlie Ewels, Dylan Hartley, Teimana Harrison, Paul Hill, Matt Kvesic, Courtney Lawes, Joe Marler, Chris Robshaw, Kyle Sinckler, Tommy Taylor

Backs: Mike Brown, Luther Burrell, Danny Care, Danny Cipriani, Ollie Devoto, George Ford, Jonathan Joseph, Mike Haley, Alex Lewington, Semesa Rokoduguni, Anthony Watson, Marland Yarde, Micky Young,

The squad is minus the inclusion of players from Saracens, Exeter Chiefs, Wasps and Leicester Tigers who are all involved in the Premiership play-offs.