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England squad update ahead of Italy clash

England head coach Eddie Jones has retained 27 players to prepare for their next Guinness Six Nations match against Italy at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday (KO 4:45pm live on ITV).

Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby) has been called up as injury cover for Maro Itoje (Saracens) while uncaped Ollie Thorley (Gloucester Rugby) is retained as injury cover for Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs).

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Jones’ side are looking to bounce back from the defeat to Wales in round three of the Championship.

England had previously won their opening two games against Ireland and France.

England squad

Forwards

Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers

Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs)

Tom Curry (Sale Sharks)

Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby)

Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers)

Jamie George (Saracens)

Nathan Hughes (Wasps)

Maro Itoje (Saracens)

George Kruis (Saracens)

Joe Launchbury (Wasps)

Ben Moon (Exeter Chiefs)

Brad Shields (Wasps)

Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins)

Billy Vunipola (Saracens)

Mark Wilson (Newcastle Falcons)

Backs

Joe Cokanasiga (Bath Rugby)

Elliot Daly (Wasps)

Owen Farrell (Saracens) captain

George Ford (Leicester Tigers)

Jonny May (Leicester Tigers)

Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs)

Dan Robson (Wasps)

Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs)

Ollie Thorley (Gloucester Rugby)

Ben Te’o (Worcester Warriors)

Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers)

Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)

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