England Name 25-Man Squad For All Blacks Test
Head coach Eddie Jones has retained 25 players for England’s hugely anticipated clash with back-to-back world champions New Zealand in Twickenham this weekend.
Manu Tuilagi is retained after recovering from a groin problem that kept him out of the win over South Africa. There’s also room in the squad for Courtney Lawes who is back after a back problem.
Mike Brown once again misses out on a place in the shortened squad, but Chris Ashton is retained after making his return for England off the bench on Saturday.
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).
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).