England name exciting squad to face the Barbarians

England name exciting squad to face the Barbarians

England XV head coach Jim Mallinder has named his squad to begin preparations for the match against the Barbarians on Sunday 2 June at Twickenham Stadium.

23 players will assemble today at the Lensbury Hotel in Teddington for a week-long camp. Due to his inclusion in the England XV squad Marcus Smith (Harlequins) will not travel with the England U20 team to Argentina for the World Rugby U20 Championship.

Mallinder will be joined by Phil Dowson (Northampton Saints) as forwards coach, Dave Walder (Newcastle) as attack coach and Joe El Abd (Castres Olympique) as defence coach.

Players from Saracens and Exeter Chiefs were not considered for selection due to their invovlement in the Premiership final the day before.

Gloucester flyhalf Danny Cipriani was tipped to feature in the squad but has not been selected in either squads. 

England XV


Josh Beaumont (Sale Sharks)
Ben Curry (Sale Sharks)
Alex Dombrandt (Harlequins)
Tom Dunn (Bath Rugby)
Tom Ellis (Bath Rugby)
Ross Harrison (Sale Sharks)
Teimana Harrison (Northampton Saints)
Paul Hill (Northampton Saints)
Beno Obano (Bath Rugby)
Ehren Painter (Northampton Saints)
Will Spencer (Leicester Tigers)
Elliott Stooke (Bath Rugby)
Tommy Taylor (Wasps)

Josh Bassett (Wasps)
Simon Hammersley (Newcastle Falcons)
Ben Loader (London Irish)
Joe Marchant (Harlequins)
Alex Mitchell (Northampton Saints)
Piers O’Conor (Bristol Bears)
Callum Sheedy (Bristol Bears)
Marcus Smith (Harlequins)
Ben White (Leicester Tigers)
Johnny Williams (Newcastle Falcons)

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