Day: May 26, 2020

Hughes included in England squad

first_imgHughes could come back into the side at number eight at Murrayfield in the absence of Sam Simmonds, who will miss the next two rounds with a shoulder injury.Wasps forward Hughes has been sidelined for six weeks, but came through a demanding training camp last week.Head coach Eddie Jones has also named prop Joe Marler and backrow forward James Haskell in a 29-man group for the Calcutta Cup showdown after the duo served suspensions.England recorded victories in their first two matches against Italy and Wales as they attempt to become the first team to win the tournament outright three years in a row.England squad:Forwards: Dan Cole, Charlie Ewels, Jamie George, Dylan Hartley (captain), James Haskell, Nathan Hughes, Maro Itoje, George Kruis, Courtney Lawes, Joe Launchbury, Joe Marler, Chris Robshaw, Sam Underhill, Mako Vunipola, Harry Williams.Backs: Mike Brown, Danny Care, Nathan Earle, Owen Farrell, George Ford, Gabriel Ibitoye (apprentice), Jonathan Joseph, Harry Mallinder, Jonny May, Jack Nowell, Denny Solomona, Ben Te’o, Anthony Watson, Richard Wigglesworth. Photo Getty Images. Caption: England number eight Nathan Hugheslast_img read more