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Bulls lock in England squad

Bulls lock in England squad


Vodacom Bulls lock Charlie Ewels has been chosen in England’s first World Cup coaching squad, introduced by head coach Steve Borthwick on Monday.

Ewels joined the Bulls within the Currie Cup from English Premiership membership Tub on mortgage whereas nursing his method again from an injured ACL.

Zach Mercer and Danny Care have additionally been chosen by Borthwick. No 8 Mercer, who will transfer to Premiership outfit Gloucester from French facet Montpellier subsequent season, final performed Check rugby in 2018.

However Exeter back-row ahead Sam Simmonds, signed by Montpellier as Mercer’s substitute, has dominated himself out of World Cup choice.

Exeter wing Jack Nowell, who is ready to affix reigning European champions La Rochelle, additionally made himself unavailable for the event in France. Mercer’s stint in France meant he was not eligible for England choice.

Harlequins scrumhalf Care received the final of his 87 England caps on tour in Australia a 12 months in the past.

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There are additionally locations for Tub scrumhalf Ben Spencer in a 28-player group, alongside Bristol Bears halfback Harry Randall, Tub flanker Ted Hill, Quins prop Joe Marler and London Irish flanker Tom Pearson.

Irish final week filed for administration following their suspension from all membership competitions by the Rugby Soccer Union. All 4 of the membership’s representatives within the squad Pearson, Ollie Hassell-Collins, Henry Arundell and Will Joseph needed to be listed on the official squad press launch as London Irish gamers.

Former Wasps lock Joe Launchbury was not thought of as a consequence of a minor harm.

Borthwick’s group doesn’t embody gamers from Premiership semi-finalists Saracens, Sale, Northampton and Leicester, who’re on relaxation intervals.

England face Wales twice, Eire and Fiji in August earlier than launching their World Cup marketing campaign towards Argentina in Marseille on 9 September. The ultimate England World Cup squad of 33 gamers shall be introduced on 7 August.

Borthwick mentioned: “We’re excited to get into camp and start the primary section of our preparations… we’re relishing the problem in entrance of us.”

© Agence France-Presse

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