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Five Players Eddie Jones Should Call Up For England’s Argentina Tour In June

BAGSHOT, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 10: Eddie Jones, the England head coach looks on during the media conference held at Pennyhill Park on November 10, 2016 in Bagshot, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

The Lions tour is the big event this summer but following England’s unbeaten year they travel to Argentina for a two test tour which could feature some new names with many of England’s first choice players likely to be named in Gatland’s squad.

We take a look at five players who could star on that tour.

Paolo Odogwu (Sale Sharks)

The Sale winger is lightening quick and although not featuring too much recently has shown he is a born finisher. The 19-year-old is getting plenty of game time in a team that has other options in his position like league converts Denny Solomona and Josh Charnley. Three tries in eight caps is some strike rate for the winger and a place in the tour to Argentina would only aid his development.

SALFORD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 21:  Paolo Odogwu of Sale Sharks beats Bryan Habana of RC Toulon during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Sale Sharks and RC Toulonon at AJ Bell Stadium on October 21, 2016 in Salford, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Zach Mercer (Bath Rugby)

The young number eight has been given a big chance by Bath this season due to injuries to Taulupe Faletau and David Denton. His ball carrying and his pace make him a very exciting prospect for the future of Bath and England. He is exceptional in bursting down the wide channels and linking with the quicker backs Bath possess.

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - JANUARY 06:  Zach Mercer of Bath evades Vereniki Goneva of Newcastle Falcons during the Aviva Premiership match between Newcastle Falcons and Bath Rugby at Kingston Park on January 6, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Mark Wilson (Newcastle Falcons)

Newcastle have enjoyed a much improved season to previous ones and part of that is down to the 27-year-old. His work in defence is huge and he has become one of the leaders in this Falcons squad. His work at the breakdown makes him a nightmare and Kingston Park is now an intimidating place to visit.

Jason Woodward (Bristol Rugby)

The former Hurricanes fullback has been a revelation, his attacking game has changed Bristol massively. They have gone from no-hopers to scrapping for survival since his arrival at Ashton Gate. The Kiwi-born back has opened Bristol’s attack and made them a much more exciting team to watch.

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 02: Newcastle Falcons man of the match Mark Wilson applauds the crowds support at the final whistle during the Aviva Premiership match between Newcastle Falcons and Sale Sharks at Kingston Park on September 2, 2016 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Joe Marchant (Harlequins)

The Quins centre is quick on his feet and able to beat defenders one-on-one with ease, he has shades of Jonathan Joseph about him. The centre is still only 20 years old and has made himself a mainstay in the Harlequins team. The centre is a thrilling prospect for the London club and could make his mark for England this summer.

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 27:  Danny Care (L) of Harlequins talks to team mate Joe Marchant after victory during the Aviva Premiership Big Game 9 match between Harlequins and Gloucester Rugby at Twickenham Stadium on December 27, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images for Harlequins)


England’s tour to Argentina could be an interesting one with many England players expected to be named by Gatland for the Lions tour it will be an fascinating time for English rugby.

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Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.