Wasps back-row pair join Joe Launchbury at England training

Date: 5 Feb 2018

Back-rowers James Haskell and Nathan Hughes will both be part of England's preparations to face Wales in this weekend's second round of NatWest Six Nations action.

They join Wasps club captain Joe Launchbury in a 32-strong squad named by Eddie Jones for Saturday's Twickenham clash.

Haskell remains suspended until next Monday for the red card he received against Harlequins, and is therefore ineligible to take part in the match.

Hughes has been sidelined by a knee injury since his club's round four European Champions Cup win over La Rochelle in mid-December. His progress towards fitness will be assessed during the camp.

Launchbury played all 80 minutes of yesterday's win over Italy.

England training squad:

Outside backs
Mike Brown (Harlequins)
Nathan Earle (Saracens)
Harry Mallinder (Northampton Saints)
Jonny May (Leicester Tigers)
Denny Solomona (Sale Sharks)
Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby)
Inside backs
Danny Care (Harlequins)
Owen Farrell (Saracens)
George Ford (Leicester Tigers)
Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby)
Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs)
Ben Te’o (Worcester Warriors)
Richard Wigglesworth (Saracens)

Back five forwards

James Haskell (Wasps)
Nathan Hughes (Wasps)

Nick Isiekwe (Saracens)  
Maro Itoje (Saracens)  
George Kruis (Saracens)
Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints)
Joe Launchbury (Wasps)
Zach Mercer (Bath Rugby)
Chris Robshaw (Harlequins)
Sam Simmonds (Exeter Chiefs)
Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby)
Front row forwards
Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers)
Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs)
Jamie George (Saracens)
Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints)
Alec Hepburn (Exeter Chiefs)
Joe Marler (Harlequins)
Mako Vunipola (Saracens)
Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs)