England rugby union: Eddie Jones rests Youngs, Ford and Might for July Assessments
England have rested George Ford, Jonny Might and Ben Youngs for July’s Take a look at matches in opposition to the USA and Canada.
Head coach Eddie Jones has opted for youth, naming 21 uncapped gamers in his preliminary 34-man squad.
The 12 England gamers concerned with the British and Irish Lions’ tour of South Africa are unavailable.
Gamers at Premiership semi-finalists Bristol, Exeter, Sale and Harlequins, plus Championship finalists Saracens, are additionally absent.
Jones, who will replace the squad twice earlier than the matches happen, mentioned: “We’ll embrace gamers from the opposite golf equipment the place applicable, once they develop into out there.
“We have additionally given a few of our senior gamers the prospect to get some necessary relaxation and restoration time after back-to-back seasons – and with no correct pre-season.”
Flanker Mark Wilson is lacking regardless of being concerned in England’s most up-to-date outing, a 32-18 defeat by Eire on the finish of the Six Nations, with Leicester prop Ellis Genge probably the most skilled participant within the squad with 28 caps.
Among the many uncapped gamers are Tub duo Tom de Glanville and Max Ojomoh, sons of former England pair Phil de Glanville, who was additionally captain, and Steve Ojomoh.
Flanker Sam Underhill, who has not performed for England this yr due to damage, returns to the squad and there may be additionally a spot for Jacob Umaga, the nephew of New Zealand rugby legend Tana Umaga.
England face the USA at Twickenham on 4 July earlier than internet hosting Canada six days later after the unique plan to tour North America was deserted due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“For this group it is an opportunity to return into the England atmosphere and actually present what they will do. We count on them to be enthusiastic, filled with power and we wish them to know there isn’t any restrict to their horizon,” mentioned Jones.
“There may be a variety of expertise on this squad however the problem for them is to show expertise into efficiency. They’ve the chance to tackle the world.”
Backs: Bassett, Cokanasiga, De Glanville, Dingwall, Hassell-Collins, Kelly, Lawrence, Mitchell, Ojomoh, Parton, Radwan, Robson, Spencer, Steward, Umaga
Forwards: Blamire, Chick, Davison, Ewels, Genge, Heyes, P Hill, T Hill, Ludlam, Ludlow, Martin, Munga, Obano, Reid, Robinson, Singleton, Underhill, Wells, T Willis