Eddie Jones announces 25-man squad for training week

England men’s head coach Eddie Jones has recalled 25 players for three days of training in Oxford this week.

Mark Wilson has been recalled into the squad ahead of England’s next Guinness Six Nations match against Wales at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday 7 March (KO 4.45pm).

In addition, apprentice Alex Mitchell will join up with the squad and George Furbank will be in camp for rehabilitation.

Mako Vunipola and Luke Cowan-Dickie are not included for family reasons.

England have beaten Scotland and Ireland in the competition, while losing to France in round one.

Forwards
Tom Curry (Sale Sharks)
Tom Dunn (Bath Rugby)
Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby)
Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers)
Jamie George (Saracens)
Maro Itoje (Saracens)
George Kruis (Saracens)
Joe Launchbury (Wasps)
Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints) 
Lewis Ludlam (Northampton Saints)
Joe Marler (Harlequins)
Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins)
Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby)
Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs)
Mark Wilson (Sale Sharks)

Backs
Elliot Daly (Saracens)
Owen Farrell (Saracens)
George Ford (Leicester Tigers)
Willi Heinz (Gloucester Rugby)
Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby)
Jonny May (Leicester Tigers)
Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs)
Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers)
Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby)
Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)

Apprentice
Alex Mitchell (Northampton Saints)


Eight wild rugby nights out

Former England stars through the decades have all been involved in drunken escapades after having a few too many on a night out.

Rugby stars of yesteryear was famed for its drinking culture, which allowed many renegade characters to thrive in the game.

But even in today’s uber-professional era, there are still plenty of instances of players pushing their luck a bit too far.

1.  Greig Laidlaw & Finn Russell

After going a decade without lifting the Calcutta Cup and having to endure a long spell of England dominance, it was finally time to party in Scotland following their Six Nations victory at Murrayfield in February 2018.

2. England vs dwarves, 2011

Current Captain Mike Tindall was leading his country into battle at the 2011 Rugby World Cup but still had time to play a part in the ‘Mad Midget Weekender’ along with a number of other squad memnull

3. Alex Goode

We couldn’t pick just one from the Saracens fullbacks infamous celebrations. Check out our full timeline of his Champions Cup celebrations.

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