Warriors’ pair Ted Hill and Ollie Lawrence have been named in England’s 34-man squad for a week-long training camp to prepare for the forthcoming summer internationals.
Club Captain Hill has won his recall after consistent and outstanding performances for Warriors this season including an all-action display out of position at lock in front of watching England Head Coach Eddie Jones against Newcastle Falcons at Kingston Park last Saturday.
Hill already has one England cap to his name as a replacement against Japan in November 2018. He has regularly been included in training squads by Jones since then but has yet to add to his tally.
Centre Lawrence made his England debut as a replacement against Italy in Rome last October in the final match of the postponed 2020 Six Nations.
He has now won six caps, the most recent as a starter in the final match of this season’s Six Nations against Ireland in Dublin in March.
England have not included any players from Bristol Bears, Exeter Chiefs, Sale Sharks or Harlequins as they are all involved in the Gallagher Premiership semi-finals. Jones has also not selected any players from Saracens in his initial squad because they have a Greene King IPA Championship final against Ealing Trailfinders.
“This is the first squad of three and we’ll include players from the other clubs where appropriate, when they become available. We’ve also given some of our senior players the chance to get some important rest and recovery time after back-to-back seasons, and with no proper pre-season,” Jones said.
“For this group it’s a chance to come into the England environment and really show what they can do. We expect them to be enthusiastic, full of energy and we want them to know there is no limit to their horizon.
“There is a lot of talent in this squad but the challenge for them is to turn talent into performance. We’re really looking forward to working with this group of young players and see where we can take them. They have the opportunity to take on the world.”
England will assemble at the Lensbury club in London on Sunday and will update the squad further on June 20 and June 28.
England will play Gary Gold’s USA Eagles at Twickenham on July 4 and Canada at Twickenham on July 10. Those matches will be preceded by a match between England A and their Scotland counterparts at Leicester on Sunday June 27.
Josh Bassett (Wasps, uncapped)
Joe Cokanasiga (Bath Rugby, 9 caps)
Tom de Glanville (Bath Rugby, uncapped)
Fraser Dingwall (Northampton Saints, uncapped)
Ollie Hassell-Collins (London Irish, uncapped)
Dan Kelly (Leicester Tigers, uncapped)
Ollie Lawrence (Worcester Warriors, 6 caps)
Alex Mitchell (Northampton Saints, uncapped)
Max Ojomoh (Bath Rugby, uncapped)
Tom Parton (London Irish, uncapped)
Adam Radwan (Newcastle Falcons, uncapped)
Dan Robson (Wasps, 12 caps)
Ben Spencer (Bath Rugby, 4 caps)
Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers, uncapped)
Jacob Umaga (Wasps, uncapped)
Jamie Blamire (Newcastle Falcons, uncapped)
Callum Chick (Newcastle Falcons, uncapped)
Trevor Davison (Newcastle Falcons, uncapped)
Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby, 21 caps)
Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers, 28 caps)
Joe Heyes (Leicester Tigers, uncapped)
Paul Hill (Northampton Saints, 5 caps)
Ted Hill (Worcester Warriors, 1 cap)
Lewis Ludlam (Northampton Saints, 8 caps)
Lewis Ludlow (Gloucester Rugby, uncapped)
George Martin (Leicester Tigers, 1 cap)
Chunya Munga (London Irish, uncapped)
Beno Obano (Bath Rugby, 1 cap)
Miles Reid (Bath Rugby, uncapped)
Sean Robinson (Newcastle Falcons, uncapped)
Jack Singleton (Gloucester Rugby, 3 caps)
Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby, 22 caps)
Harry Wells (Leicester Tigers, uncapped)
Tom Willis (Wasps, uncapped)