Bath Rugby trio retained for NatWest Six Nations opener

31 January 2018

Bath Rugby's Jonathan Joseph, Sam Underhill and Anthony Watson have been retained in the England squad for the opening fixture of the NatWest Six Nations against Italy on Sunday. 

The Bath trio are among 25 players named by Eddie Jones ahead of their title defence, which start in Rome (kick-off 15:00). 

England squad  Italy 

Full backs

Mike Brown (Harlequins)

Nathan Earle (Saracens)

Jonny May (Leicester Tigers)

Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby) 

Inside backs

Danny Care (Harlequins)

Owen Farrell (Saracens)

George Ford (Leicester Tigers)

Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby)

Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs)

Ben Te’o (Worcester Warriors)

Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)
Back five

Gary Graham (Newcastle Falcons)

Maro Itoje (Saracens)  

George Kruis (Saracens)

Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints)

Joe Launchbury (Wasps)

Chris Robshaw (Harlequins)

Sam Simmonds (Exeter Chiefs)

Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby)
Front row

Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers)

Jamie George (Saracens)

Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints)

Alec Hepburn (Exeter Chiefs) *

Mako Vunipola (Saracens)

Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs)
Uncapped *

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