27th Jun, 2022

RUGBY UNION - Wasps trio called up to England training camp

WASPS trio Alfie Barbeary, Joe Launchbury and Jack Willis have been called up to England’s 36-man training squad ahead of their tour to Australia this summer.

Barbeary is yet to make his senior England debut, despite being included in the Six Nations squad earlier this year, and has enjoyed an impressive season with 11 tries in 16 appearances in all competitions.

Launchbury made a remarkable return to the international stage during the Six Nations in March, having missed the previous nine months with an ACL injury and only made his Premiership comeback at the end of January.

And Willis also earned an England recall after his own injury struggles, battling back from a knee injury he sustained in the 2021 Six Nations campaign to earn a call up for the last game of this year’s edition.

England coach Eddie Jones has left out a number of senior players with uncapped pair Henry Arundell and Will Joseph included.

 

England’s 36-man training squad

Forwards (20): Alfie Barbeary, Jamie Blamire, Ollie Chessum, Tom Curry, Nic Dolly, Alex Dombrandt, Charlie Ewels, Ellis Genge, Joe Heyes, Maro Itoje, Joe Launchbury, Courtney Lawes, Lewis Ludlam, George McGuigan, Tom Pearson, Bevan Rodd, Will Stuart, Sam Underhill, Mako Vunipola, Jack Willis.

Backs (16): Henry Arundell, Orlando Bailey, Joe Cokanasiga, Fraser Dingwall, Owen Farrell, Tommy Freeman, George Furbank, Will Joseph, Louis Lynagh, Alex Mitchell, Harry Randall, Marcus Smith, Freddie Steward, Manu Tuilagi, Jack van Poortvliet, Anthony Watson.

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