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Bath Rugby five to face Samoa

18 November 2014

Five Bath Rugby players have been retained by England as part of their 23 man squad preparing for Saturday’s QBE International match against Samoa at Twickenham Stadium.

Dave Attwood, Rob Webber, David Wilson, George Ford and Anthony Watson will all take to the field against Samoa, with the team being announced tomorrow at 16.15.

Billy Twelvetrees (Gloucester Rugby), Richard Wigglesworth (Saracens) and James Haskell (Wasps) are named in the matchday squad for the first time in the current QBE Internationals series.

England Head Coach Stuart Lancaster said: “We always wanted to use these four games to look at options in our squad and Billy, Richard and James have been in great form for their clubs and pressing hard in training. Kyle has not been able to train due to the Graduated Return To Play protocol and will return to Bath to continue that process and hopefully he should be available for his club this weekend along with the other released players.

“We’ve got another full day of training tomorrow and the players are fully focused on another tough challenge against Samoa.”

England squad to face Samoa

Forwards (13) 

Dave Attwood (Bath Rugby)  

Kieran Brookes (Newcastle Falcons)  

Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints) 

James Haskell (Wasps) 

George Kruis (Saracens)  

Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints) 

Joe Marler (Harlequins)  

Ben Morgan (Gloucester Rugby)  

Matt Mullan (Wasps) 

Chris Robshaw (Harlequins, captain)  

Rob Webber (Bath Rugby) 

David Wilson (Bath Rugby) 

Tom Wood (Northampton Saints)

Backs (10

Brad Barritt (Saracens) 

Mike Brown (Harlequins)  

Owen Farrell (Saracens)  

George Ford (Bath Rugby)  

Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby)  

Billy Twelvetrees (Gloucester Rugby) 

Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby) 

Richard Wigglesworth (Saracens)

Marland Yarde (Harlequins)

Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)

Returning to Aviva Premiership clubs

Luther Burrell (Northampton Saints) 

Danny Care (Harlequins)  

Calum Clark (Northampton Saints) 

Kyle Eastmond (Bath Rugby)

Billy Vunipola (Saracens) 

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