Tuilagi called up to England Six Nations training squad

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Manu Tuilagi has been included in a 33-man training squad named by Eddie Jones as England gear up for the defence of their Six Nations title.

Tuilagi's international career has stalled recently due to injury problems, but the Leicester Tigers centre will make the trip for a two-day camp in Brighton - which starts on Monday.

Uncapped quartet Nathan Catt, Josh Beaumont, Mike Williams and Alex Lozowski will also get the chance to impress Jones.

The fit-again Maro Itoje, Jack Nowell, James Haskell and Anthony Watson were also named in the squad on Saturday, while Matt Mullan is recalled.

England head coach Jones, who will name his Six Nations squad on January 20, said: "We've got to make sure that we use this training camp to get an understanding of how we're going to beat France [in their Six Nations opener on February 4]. 

"We want to see a good attitude from the players and, as always, we're looking for players who are desperate to play for England."

 

England training squad: Josh Beaumont, Nathan Catt, Dan Cole, Charlie Ewels, Jamie George, Teimana Harrison, Dylan Hartley, James Haskell, Nathan Hughes, Maro Itoje, George Kruis, Courtney Lawes, Joe Marler, Matt Mullan, Chris Robshaw, Kyle Sinckler, Tommy Taylor, Mike Williams, Tom Wood; Mike Brown, Danny Care, Elliot Daly, Owen Farrell, George Ford, Jonathan Joseph, Alex Lozowski, Jonny May, Jack Nowell, Ben Te'o, Manu Tuilagi, Anthony Watson, Marland Yarde, Ben Youngs.