Another England star ruled out of Six Nations opener as Eddie Jones calls up two more players - Ruck

Another England star ruled out of Six Nations opener as Eddie Jones calls up two more players

Eddie Jones has named a 37-player squad to prepare for England’s opening Guinness Six Nations match against Scotland.

Joe Marchant will be unavailable for the start of the week after testing positive for COVID. He returned a positive lateral flow test on the morning on Friday 28 January. He immediately went into isolation and did not train with the team.

A PCR test confirmed the result late on Friday.  Both he and Joe Marler will rejoin with the squad, who have met today at the Honda England Rugby Performance Centre, Pennyhill Park, when their respective isolation periods end.

Tommy Freeman is also unavailable for selection after injuring his hamstring in training on Friday.

Louis Lynagh and Adam Radwan have been called up, and Nick Isiekwe remains with the squad for the week.

Scotland v England is live on BBC 1 and BBC Radio 5 Live.

England Squad 

•    Alfie Barbeary (Wasps, uncapped)
•    Jamie Blamire (Newcastle Falcons, 5 caps)
•    Ollie Chessum, Leicester Tigers, uncapped)
•    Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, 31 caps)
•    Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 36 caps)
•    Alex Dombrandt (Harlequins, 4 cap)
•    Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby, 26 caps)
•    Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers, 31 caps)
•    Jamie George (Saracens, 61 caps)
•    Joe Heyes (Leicester Tigers, 2 caps)
•    Jonny Hill (Exeter Chiefs, 12 caps)
•    Maro Itoje (Saracens, 51 caps)
•    Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, 90 caps)
•    Lewis Ludlam (Northampton Saints, 10 caps)
•    Joe Marler (Harlequins, 74 caps)
•    Bevan Rodd (Sale Sharks, 2 caps)
•    Sam Simmonds (Exeter Chiefs, 9 caps)
•    Kyle Sinckler (Bristol Bears, 47 caps)
•    Will Stuart (Bath Rugby, 15 caps)
•    Mark Atkinson (Gloucester Rugby, 1 cap)
•    Orlando Bailey (Bath Rugby, uncapped)
•    Elliot Daly (Saracens, 52 caps)
•    George Ford (Leicester Tigers, 77 caps)
•    George Furbank (Northampton Saints, 5 caps)
•    Ollie Hassell-Collins (London Irish, uncapped)
•    Louis Lynagh (Harlequins, uncapped)
•    Max Malins (Saracens, 10 caps)
•    Joe Marchant (Harlequins, 7 caps)
•    Luke Northmore (Harlequins, uncapped)
•    Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs, 34 caps)
•    Raffi Quirke (Sale Sharks, 2 caps)
•    Adam Radwan (Newcastle Falcons, 2 caps)
•    Harry Randall (Bristol Bears, 2 caps)
•    Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 43 caps)
•    Marcus Smith (Harlequins, 5 caps)
•    Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers, 5 caps)
•    Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 112 caps)

England Six Nations 2022 Fixtures

  • Saturday 5 February: Scotland v England (16:45)
  • Sunday 13 February: Italy v England (15:00)
  • Saturday 26 February: England v Wales (16:45)
  • Saturday 12 March: England v Ireland (16:45)
  • Saturday 19 March: France v England (20:00)

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  • 15. Freddie Steward (Leicester TIgers)
  • 14. Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs)
  • 11. Elliot Daly (Saracens)
Freddie Steward of England goes over for a try during the Autumn Nations Match between England and Australia at Twickenham on 13 November 2021. Photo: Micah Crook/PPAUK


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