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Eleven Bath Rugby players named in England and Saxons squads

21 January 2015

Eleven Bath Rugby players have been named in the England Senior training squad for the 2015 RBS 6 Nations match against Wales and the Saxons squad to face Ireland Wolfhounds.

Included in the Senior squad are Dave Attwood, Kyle Eastmond, George Ford, Jonathan Joseph, Anthony Watson and David Wilson. Sam Burgess is named in the Saxons for the first time, where he is joined by Bath teammates Ollie Devoto, Matt Garvey, Henry Thomas and Rob Webber.

The Senior squad will meet up at Pennyhill Park on Monday 26th January to prepare for match at the Millennium Stadium on Friday 6th February, while the Saxons will assemble on the same day at the Lensbury Club before flying to Cork for their match on Friday 30th January.

England Head Coach Stuart Lancaster said: "Looking at both squads it's obvious there is a lot of depth and competition in every position, which is what we want. Many players are putting their hand up in the Aviva Premiership and Europe and they have a chance to impress in training as we build towards the games against Wales and the Wolfhounds.

"It's a big European weekend ahead and there may be further changes once we assess the fitness of the players after round six and we will provide an update on Monday. We will use the four-day training camp and the Saxons game to narrow down selection as we lead into the opening game against Wales."

Bath wing Semesa Rokoduguni is among the list of players not considered for the England Senior training squad or the England Saxons game against Ireland Wolfhounds because of a hip injury, although he may play a part further into the RBS 6 Nations tournament.

England Senior training squad

Forwards

Dave Attwood (Bath Rugby)
Calum Clark (Northampton Saints)
Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers)
Alex Corbisiero (Northampton Saints)
Nick Easter (Harlequins)
Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints)
James Haskell (Wasps)
Graham Kitchener (Leicester Tigers)
George Kruis (Saracens)
Joe Marler (Harlequins)
Geoff Parling (Leicester Tigers)
Chris Robshaw (Harlequins, captain)
Billy Vunipola (Saracens)
Mako Vunipola (Saracens)
David Wilson (Bath Rugby)
Tom Wood (Northampton Saints)
Tom Youngs (Leicester Tigers)

Backs

Brad Barritt (Saracens)
Mike Brown (Harlequins)
Luther Burrell (Northampton Saints)
Danny Care (Harlequins)
Danny Cipriani (Sale Sharks)
Kyle Eastmond (Bath Rugby)
Owen Farrell (Saracens)
George Ford (Bath Rugby)
Alex Goode (Saracens)
Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby)
Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby)
Stephen Myler (Northampton Saints)
Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs)
Billy Twelvetrees (Gloucester Rugby)
Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby)
Richard Wigglesworth (Saracens)
Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)

England Saxons squad

Forwards

Kieran Brookes (Newcastle Falcons)
Tom Croft (Leicester Tigers)
Christian Day (Northampton Saints)
Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs)
Dave Ewers (Exeter Chiefs)
Matt Garvey (Bath Rugby)
Ross Harrison (Sale Sharks)
Maro Itoje (Saracens)
Matt Kvesic (Gloucester Rugby)
Matt Mullan (Wasps)
Henry Thomas (Bath Rugby)
Thomas Waldrom (Exeter Chiefs)
Alex Waller (Northampton Saints)
Rob Webber (Bath Rugby)

Backs

Chris Ashton (Saracens)
Sam Burgess (Bath Rugby)
Elliot Daly (Wasps)
Ollie Devoto (Bath Rugby)
Lee Dickson (Northampton Saints, captain)
Chris Pennell (Worcester Warriors)
Joe Simpson (Wasps)
Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs)
Marland Yarde (Harlequins)
Christian Wade (Wasps)

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