England Name their 25 Man Squad for French Game

England Name their 25 Man Squad for French Game

Jones retains 25 players ahead of France match

England head coach Eddie Jones has retained 25 players ahead of Saturday's opening RBS 6 Nations game against France at Twickenham Stadium (kick-off 4.50pm, live on ITV).

Lock George Kruis (Saracens) will go for a further medical assessment to determine the extent of a knee injury picked-up in training on Tuesday.

Several players who missed the Old Mutual Wealth Series in the autumn return including James Haskell, Maro Itoje and Jack Nowell.

Joe Marler is also included having recovered from a fractured leg sustained less than a month ago.

Jones will name his side to face France on Thursday.

Forwards

Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers), Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers), Jamie George (Saracens), Teimana Harrison (Northampton Saints), Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints), James Haskell (Wasps), Nathan Hughes (Wasps), Maro Itoje (Saracens), George Kruis (Saracens), Joe Launchbury (Wasps), Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints), Joe Marler (Harlequins), Matt Mullan (Wasps), Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins), Tom Wood (Northampton Saints).

Backs

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

– Entry was posted on February 1st, 2017 by James Haskell
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