Bath Rugby trio named in England Six Nations squad

18 January 2022

Bath Rugby is delighted to confirm two members of the senior squad and a Senior Academy player have been named in England’s 2022 Six Nations squad. 

Charlie Ewels and Will Stuart are amongst the forwards list, having been a mainstay in Eddie Jones’ side since their first involvement in the tournament two campaigns ago.

Blue, Black and White captain Ewels debuted for his country in November 2016 and aided England’s Test summer tour win over Argentina in the summer following. He featured in all three autumn internationals in November, taking his total number of caps to 26.

Tighthead prop Stuart has featured a further 14 times in white since earning his maiden cap in the 2020 competition. He was also involved in a successful Autumn Nations Series.

Named for the first time in an EPS squad, Academy fly-half Orlando Bailey earns his first opportunity to impress. 

The 20-year-old was a key part of England Under-20s’ title-winning Six Nations campaign last term, starring at both 10 and full-back.

In 2021/22, he has stepped into the first team environment and developed significantly with his growing leadership, fearless defence and creative attack.

Another proud day for the Bath Rugby pathway which Academy Manager Craig Lilley outlines.

“We are extremely delighted of Orlando and recent achievement,” he said.

“Orlando is someone that has been in the pathway since the age of 13, so to see him get this opportunity is simply outstanding. He is one of the most diligent and hardworking players to have come through our pathway and is an excellent role model for our young players within the region.  

“He has played consistently this season for the senior team and these experiences have no doubt accelerated his development. 

“It is a proud day for the club and his family, and I am sure Orlando will use his time away with England to continue to grow his game.”

The Bath Rugby trio will head into camp in Brighton on Monday 24 January following this weekend’s match against Leinster Rugby five days, before regrouping at Pennyhill Park, ahead of their first game against Scotland at Murrayfield, on Saturday 5 February.


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