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England squad to tour Argentina
leemingtyke (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 09:45
Squad includes former Tykes Danny Care, Paul Hill and Alex Lozowski.

Also, congratulations to London Irish, whose Joe Cockanasiga is selected from the Championship. This doesn't merit a mention in the BBC article announcing the squad, although that could be due to them never having heard of the Championship!

Re: England squad to tour Argentina
leemingtyke (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 10:35
Squad in full:

Forwards: Will Collier (Harlequins, uncapped), Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, 4 caps), Ben Curry (Sale Sharks, uncapped), Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, uncapped), Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby, 3 caps), Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers, 1 cap), Dylan Hartley - captain (Northampton Saints, 84 caps), James Haskell (Wasps, 75 caps), Paul Hill (Northampton Saints, 5 caps), Nathan Hughes (Wasps, 8 caps), Nick Isiekwe (Saracens, uncapped), Joe Launchbury (Wasps, 42 caps), Matt Mullan (Wasps, 15 caps), Chris Robshaw (Harlequins, 55 caps), Sam Underhill (Ospreys/Bath Rugby, uncapped), Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs, uncapped), Tom Wood (Northampton Saints, 50 caps)

Backs: Mike Brown - vice-captain (Harlequins, 60 caps), Danny Care - vice captain (Harlequins, 71 caps), Joe Cokanasiga (London Irish, uncapped), Nathan Earle (Saracens, uncapped), George Ford - vice captain (Bath Rugby, 35 caps), Piers Francis (Auckland Blues/Northampton Saints, uncapped), Sam James (Sale Sharks, uncapped), Alex Lozowski (Saracens, uncapped), Harry Mallinder (Northampton Saints, uncapped), Joe Marchant (Harlequins, uncapped), Jack Maunder (Exeter Chiefs, uncapped), Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby, 25 caps), Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 4 caps), Denny Solomona (Sale Sharks, uncapped)


Re: England squad to tour Argentina
Wildwillie (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 20:40
Looking at the squad drives home how unlucky some of them were not to get the call for the Lions. Launchbury and Gaskell to name two.

Re: England squad to tour Argentina
Madtyke (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 23:45
Yeah but we have Donny Solomona (I wondered why he reneged on his Castleford contract) and an aussie who has signed for Northampton but has yet to step into English soil in the squad. So much for inspiring young English players to make an effort.


Re: England squad to tour Argentina
Margin_Walker (IP Logged)
21 April, 2017 09:38
Which Aussie? Francis?

He's spent most of his life on English soil having been born and raised here. Is only down in NZ playing a little rugby. I'd say he was an inspiration to young players to make an effort, given he was let go by Sarries at 18

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