England Welcome Back Injured Stars As Squad Named For Italy Clash

Saracens prop Mako Vunipola and Bath winger Anthony Watson have both returned to the England camp with Eddie Jones naming 28 players in his squad for Sunday’s RBS 6 Nations game against Italy.

Vunipola, 26, missed the first two matches of the competition through injury but played 70 minutes for Saracens at the weekend. His brother Billy will join up with England on Tuesday this week for a medical review having also missed the opening matches because of a knee injury.

Bath wing Anthony Watson is named in the 28 following his hamstring strain, while Leicester Tigers forward Mike Williams is also included.

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England Squad

Forwards (16)

Jack Clifford (Harlequins), Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers), Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby), Jamie George (Saracens), Teimana Harrison (Northampton Saints), Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints), James Haskell (Wasps), Nathan Hughes (Wasps), Maro Itoje (Saracens), Joe Launchbury (Wasps), Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints), Joe Marler (Harlequins), Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins), Mako Vunipola (Saracens), Mike Williams (Leicester Tigers), Tom Wood (Northampton Saints).

Backs (12)

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), Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs), Ben Te’o (Worcester Warriors), Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby), Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers).