Three uncapped players in England's 25-man squad for Argentina
Eddie Jones has named three uncapped players in his 25-man squad that prepares to take on Argentina this Sunday at Twickenham.
Northampton Saints second-row duo David Ribbans and Alex Coles, and Newcastle Falcons lock Sean Robinson are the three, and at least one will make the matchday squad when Jones whittles the group down on Friday. Coles and Robinson are both adept at lock and flanker, and frequently shift between the two positions.
If Jones opts for a 6-2 split on the bench rather than a 5-3 split, two of the uncapped players will be part of the squad. Of course, all three could be involved, but that would mean they would have to usurp some regular stalwarts in Jones’ pack.
The squad also includes Luke Cowan-Dickie as one of the two hookers. The 29-year-old has been recovering from a knee injury suffered against Saracens just under two weeks ago, and will compete with Jack Singleton for a starting berth.
In the backline, Owen Farrell and Jonny May are both included after missing England’s Jersey camp last week. Farrell has been recovering from a concussion suffered against Exeter Chiefs two weeks ago, while May has made a miraculous recovery from a dislocated elbow that same weekend.
Alex Coles (Northampton Saints, uncapped)
Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, 37 caps)
Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 41 caps)
Ellis Genge (Bristol Bears, 39 caps)
Joe Heyes (Leicester Tigers, 5 caps)
Jonny Hill (Sale Sharks, 15 caps)
Maro Itoje (Saracens, 58 caps)
David Ribbans (Northampton Saints, uncapped)
Sean Robinson (Newcastle Falcons, uncapped)
Sam Simmonds (Exeter Chiefs, 14 caps)
Kyle Sinckler (Bristol Bears, 52 caps)
Jack Singleton (Gloucester Rugby, 3 caps)
Billy Vunipola (Saracens, 64 caps)
Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 70 caps)
Jack Willis (unattached, 4 caps)
Joe Cokanasiga (Bath Rugby, 12 caps)
Owen Farrell (Saracens, 97 caps)
Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby, 69 caps)
Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs, 42 caps)
Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 48 caps)
Marcus Smith (Harlequins, 13 caps)
Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers, 13 caps)
Manu Tuilagi (Sale Sharks, 46 caps)
Jack van Poortvliet (Leicester Tigers, 3 caps)
Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 117 caps)
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