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Curry Out, Tuilagi In, As Jones Names 25-Man Squad For All Blacks

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Eddie Jones has named a revised 25-man squad as preparations kick up a notch for Saturday’s Test match with the All Blacks at Twickenham. 

In what is the undoubted fixture of the weekend, Jones’ side will hope to send out a serious message to the rest of the Tier 1 nations by taking a scalp against the world’s best team.

There is mixed news on the injury front for Jones. Tom Curry, although he will remain in camp to have the ankle injury he suffered against the Springboks assessed further, has been ruled out of the remainder of the series.

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However, both Manu Tuilagi and Courtney Lawes have been included in the 25-man squad which provides an indication that the England coaching staff are confident these two players could be fit for Saturday’s showdown.

 

Forwards
Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby)
Jamie George (Saracens)
Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints) co-captain
Alec Hepburn (Exeter Chiefs)
Maro Itoje (Saracens)
George Kruis (Saracens)
Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints)
Zach Mercer (Bath Rugby)
Ben Moon (Exeter Chiefs)
Brad Shields (Wasps)
Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins)
Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby)
Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs)
Mark Wilson (Newcastle Falcons)

Backs
Chris Ashton (Sale Sharks)
Danny Care (Harlequins)
Elliot Daly (Wasps)
Owen Farrell (Saracens) co-captain
George Ford (Leicester Tigers)
Jonny May (Leicester Tigers)
Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs)
Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs)
Ben Te’o (Worcester Warriors)
Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers)
Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)

The Harlequins pair Joe Marchant and Nathan Earle will train with the squad tomorrow before being released back to their club. Alex Lozowski (Saracens) will also stay in camp until later in the week.

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