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Sam Underhill returns to Eddie Jones’ 36-man practice squad with Nic Dolly and Alex Mitchell; the trio were all part of last year’s Autumn Nations Series team; Alex Dombrandt has tested positive for Covid-19 but is expected to join the team later this week

Last update: 06/03/22 20:50

Sam Underhill is back in England’s 36-man training squad ahead of Ireland game

Sam Underhill, Nic Dolly and Alex Mitchell have all been called up to the England squad ahead of the match against Ireland in the Six Nations on Saturday.

The trio were all part of Eddie Jones’ Autumn Nations Series squad but were not included when the Australian announced his initial squad for this year’s Six Nations Championship.

Underhill was ruled out of the opener against Scotland after suffering blows to the head against Gloucester on Boxing Day and Leinster in January, for which he was sent to a specialist for advice.

The back row of 27 caps also had Covid and another illness but returned to action for Bath as they enjoyed thrilling success in the West Country Derby against Bristol Bears in the Gallagher Premiership on Saturday.

Northampton Saints’ Mitchell, meanwhile, has returned as a backup to scrum-half Harry Randall and Ben Youngs, with Raffi Quirke ruled out after suffering a concussion in Sale Sharks’ loss to Exeter Chiefs in the Premiership on Sunday.

Leicester Tigers hooker Dolly also returns after Luke Cowan-Dickie was announced to be out of the Six Nations after suffering a knee injury in England’s 23-19 win over Wales there eight days old.

Alex Dombrandt self-isolates after testing positive for Covid-19

Alex Dombrandt self-isolates after testing positive for Covid-19

Also included are uncapped duo Orlando Bailey and Luke Northmore, although Alex Dombrandt is currently in isolation after testing positive for Covid-19. It is hoped, however, that the Harlequins number 8 can join the team later in the week.

Jonny Hill, who had been doing rehabilitation work on a lower extremity stress injury since joining camp, returned to Exeter for the rest of the tournament, with Manu Tuilagi also not included as he is dealing with a hamstring problem. leggings.

36-man England training squad

Forwards: Alfie Barbeary (Wasps), Jamie Blamire (Newcastle Falcons), Ollie Chessum (Leicester Tigers), Tom Curry (Sale Sharks), Nic Dolly (Leicester Tigers), Alex Dombrandt (Harlequins), Charlie Ewels (Bath), Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers), Jamie George (Saracens), Joe Heyes (Leicester Tigers), Maro Itoje, Nick Isiekwe (Both Saracens) Joe Launchbury (Wasps), Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints), Joe Marler (Harlequins), Bevan Rodd (Sale Sharks), Sam Simmonds (Exeter Chiefs), Kyle Sinckler (Bristol Bears), Will Stuart, Sam Underhill (both Bath).

Back: Orlando Bailey (Bath), Elliot Daly (Saracens), George Ford (Leicester Tigers), George Furbank (Northampton Saints), Ollie Hassell-Collins (London Irish), Louis Lynagh (Harlequins), Max Malins (Saracens), Joe Marchant (Harlequins), Alex Mitchell (Northampton Saints), Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs), Luke Northmore (Harlequins), Harry Randall (Bristol Bears), Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs), Marcus Smith (Harlequins), Freddie Steward, Ben Youngs ( the two Leicester Tigers).




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