Wasps pair named in England squad for Six Nations opener

Date: 29 Jan 2018

Joe Launchbury and James Haskell are part of the 36-strong England squad that has convened this morning at Pennyhill Park ahead of England’s opening NatWest Six Nations match against Italy in Rome on Sunday February 4.

Following last week’s training camp in Portugal, 34 players have been retained. 

Haskell and Joe Marler (Harlequins) have also joined up with the squad, however both are unavailable for selection due to suspension.
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)
Alex Lozowski (Saracens)
Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs)
Ben Te’o (Worcester Warriors)
Marcus Smith (Harlequins) * **
Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)

Back five

Gary Graham (Newcastle Falcons) *
James Haskell (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
Lewis Boyce (Harlequins) *
Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers)
Tom Dunn (Bath Rugby) *
Jamie George (Saracens)
Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints)
Alec Hepburn (Exeter Chiefs) *
Joe Marler (Harlequins)
Henry Thomas (Bath Rugby)
Mako Vunipola (Saracens)
Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs)
Uncapped *
Apprentice player **