Eddie Jones has named his 45-man elite player squad

Wednesday 18 November 2020

England coach Eddie Jones has named his provisional 45-man elite player squad for his pre-season training camp in August.

Jones’ squad has barely had time to touch down following their 3-0 Test series win over Australia but preparations are already underway for the Old Mutual Wealth Series against South Africa, Fiji, Argentina and Australia this autumn.

And he has named a number of uncapped players who will attend the camp. Mike Williams (Leicester Tigers) and Nathan Hughes (Wasps) are included for the first time while Josh Beaumont (Sale Sharks), Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins) and Ben Te’o (Worcester Warriors) have all previously spent time with England.

England will announce a final 45-man EPS on 30 September for the Old Mutual Wealth Series starting against South Africa at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday 12 November. 

“This camp sets the scene for November,” said England head coach Jones. “It’s important to catch-up with the players prior to the start of the season and continue to put our plans in place.

“We’ll use this time to reset and review each player’s goals so they’re clear on what is expected of them between now and when we meet up again in October. It also gives us an opportunity to meet and assess some new players and ensure they are familiar with the England setup.”