Six named in England training squad

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Exeter Chiefs players Henry Slade, Harry Williams, Jack Nowell and Luke Cowan-Dickie line-up for England ahead of last weekend's Six Nations clash with Ireland. Picture: Getty Images

By Mark Stevens

England men’s head coach Eddie Jones has called up 35 players today, including six from Exeter Chiefs, to begin preparations for their second Guinness Six Nations match against France on Sunday (4:45pm, live on ITV).

Forwards Luke Cowan-Dickie, Ben Moon and Harry Williams, together with Ollie Devoto, Jack Nowell and Henry Slade have all reported to England's training base at Pennyhill Park in Bagshot to train ahead of the clash with the French.

Last Saturday, Cowan-Dickie, Williams, Nowell and Slade all featured for England in their 32-20 victory away to Ireland. Centre Slade grabbed two of England's tries in that game, which came at some cost for Jones, who has lost Saracens lock Maro Itoje to a knee ligament injury.

England are hopeful the 24-year-old will be available towards the end of the tournament, but in his absence club-mate Nick Isiekwe has been added to the squad.

35-man England squad for France Test


Jack Clifford (Harlequins)
Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers)
Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs)
Tom Curry (Sale Sharks)
Ben Earl (Saracens) *
Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers)
Jamie George (Saracens)
Nick Isiekwe (Saracens)
George Kruis (Saracens)
Joe Launchbury (Wasps)
Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints)
Ben Moon (Exeter Chiefs)
Brad Shields (Wasps)
Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins)
Jack Singleton (Worcester Warriors) *
Billy Vunipola (Saracens)
Mako Vunipola (Saracens)
Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs)
Mark Wilson (Newcastle Falcons)


Chris Ashton (Sale Sharks)
Mike Brown (Harlequins)
Joe Cokanasiga (Bath Rugby)
Elliot Daly (Wasps)
Ollie Devoto (Exeter Chiefs)
Owen Farrell (Saracens, capt)
George Ford (Leicester Tigers)
Jonny May (Leicester Tigers)
Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs)
Dan Robson (Wasps) *
Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs)
Ben Te’o (Worcester Warriors)
Ollie Thorley (Gloucester Rugby) *
Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers)
Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)


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