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Scarlets confirm backroom staffer returning to England set-up

By Kim Ekin
Owen Farrell of England speaks to Ellis Genge during a England Training Session at King's House School Sports Ground on May 24, 2022 in Chiswick, England. (Photo by Alex Davidson - RFU/The RFU Collection via Getty Images)

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Scarlets have confirmed that their head of technical performance, Joe Lewis, is to return to the England Rugby set-up ahead of the Rugby World Cup next year.

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The RFU have also confirmed that Lewis will take on a new role of training coordinator and will lead analysis work on special projects.

A statement from Scarlets read: “Scarlets can confirm that Joe Lewis has re-joined the England set-up after a year working as our Head of Technical Performance.

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“Joe will take on a new role of Training Coordinator with the RFU and will lead analysis work on special projects.”

Scarlets General Manager of Rugby Jon Daniels said: “This is a great opportunity for Joe leading up to the Rugby World Cup next year. We’d like to thank him for his efforts last season and wish him all the best in his new role.”

THis morning England coach Eddie Jones has called up another five uncapped players as part of a training camp squad this week, though none of the 35 players summoned are involved in Saturday’s Premiership semi-finals.

The squad will meet in west London on Tuesday to continue preparations for next weekend’s non-cap match against the Barbarians and July’s tour of Australia.

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There are first involvements in a senior England camp for Biyi Alo, Charlie Atkinson, Freddie Clarke, Sam Jeffries and Patrick Schickerling.

Winger Jonny May returns after recovering from a knee injury while injured duo Luke Cowan-Dickie and Anthony Watson will also be in camp undertaking rehabilitation work.

Jones, without a raft of players as Saracens, take on Harlequins and Leicester play Northampton on Saturday, said in a statement on Monday: “It’s a great opportunity to learn about some new players and see what potential they have to play a part in the Australia tour.

“We look forward to continuing the good work from our last camp in developing this team on and off the pitch.”

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England face Australia in Perth on July 2, Brisbane on July 9 and Sydney on July 16.

England’s 35-man squad for a three-day training camp in Teddington this week.

Backs: H Arundell (London Irish), C Atkinson (Wasps), M Atkinson (Gloucester), O Bailey (Bath), J Cokanasiga (Bath), O Hassell-Collins (London Irish), W Joseph (London Irish), J May (Gloucester), J Nowell (Exeter), P Odogwu (Wasps), M Ojomoh (Bath), T Parton (London Irish), A Radwan (Newcastle), H Randall (Bristol), D Robson (Wasps).

Forwards: B Alo (Wasps), A Barbeary (Wasps), J Blamire (Newcastle), C Chick (Newcastle), F Clarke (Gloucester), T Curry (Sale), T Davison (Newcastle), C Ewels (Bath), W Goodrick-Clarke (London Irish), J Hill (Exeter), T Hill (Worcester), S Jeffries (Bristol), G McGuigan (Newcastle), T Pearson (London Irish), B Rodd (Sale), P Schickerling (Exeter), J Singleton (Gloucester), W Stuart (Bath), S Underhill (Bath), J Willis (Wasps).

additional reporting AAP

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