England Set To Make Changes Ahead Of Ireland Game

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Chris Pennell of Worcester Warriors has been called up to the England training squad as cover for Mike Brown, who is still going through the graduated return to play concussion protocol.

Bath Rugby hooker Rob Webber will also join the squad to cover Tom Youngs, whose Tuesday training session will be limited following Leicester Tigers’ Aviva Premiership game against London Irish on Sunday.

England Head Coach Stuart Lancaster said: “Chris Pennell did well on the New Zealand tour and with Mike still in the early stages of the graduated return to play protocol we wanted another full back to train along with Alex Goode.

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“Courtney Lawes, Geoff Parling and Tom Wood are all expected to train tomorrow and we’ll have some selection decisions to make over the next 24 hours before we release some players back to their Aviva Premiership clubs on Tuesday.”

In addition, Manusamoa Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers) will also be in camp continuing his recovery from injury.

Forwards
Dave Attwood (Bath Rugby)
Kieran Brookes (Newcastle Falcons)
Calum Clark (Northampton Saints)
Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers)
Alex Corbisiero (Northampton Saints)
Tom Croft (Leicester Tigers)
Nick Easter (Harlequins)
Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints)
James Haskell (Wasps)
George Kruis (Saracens)
Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints)
Joe Marler (Harlequins)
Geoff Parling (Leicester Tigers)
Chris Robshaw (captain, Harlequins)
Mako Vunipola (Saracens)
Billy Vunipola (Saracens)
Rob Webber (Bath Rugby)
Tom Wood  (Northampton Saints)
Tom Youngs (Leicester Tigers)

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Backs
Brad Barritt (Saracens)
Mike Brown (Harlequins)
Luther Burrell (Northampton Saints)
Danny Care (Harlequins)
Danny Cipriani (Sale Sharks)
Kyle Eastmond (Bath Rugby)
George Ford (Bath Rugby)
Alex Goode (Saracens)
Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby)
Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby)
Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs)
Chris Pennell (Worcester Warriors)
Manusamoa Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers)
Billy Twelvetrees (Gloucester Rugby)
Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby)
Richard Wigglesworth (Saracens)
Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)

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