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All six England Tigers make the cut

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Six Leicester Tigers players have today been named in a reduced squad of 29 for England's Calcutta Cup match against Scotland at Twickenham Stadium on February 3.

Having been named in the original 33-man squad on January 2, George Chuter, Martin Corry, Louis Deacon, Harry Ellis, Lewis Moody and Julian White remain in new head coach Brian Ashton's plans ahead of the RBS 6 Nations opener.

Four players from the original 33 announced on January 2 have not been selected. Paul Sackey (London Wasps) and Mark Cueto (Sale Sharks) will not recover from knee and calf injuries respectively  in time for the Scotland game, while Shaun Perry (Bristol Rugby) and Alex Brown (Gloucester Rugby) will join the England Saxons squad (to be announced at 1pm today) for their match against Italy A at Exeter's Sandy Park Stadium on Friday February 2.

Brian Ashton said: "The medical opinion was that Paul and Mark would not be fit and I wish them all the best for a speedy recovery. Shaun and Alex have just missed the cut. It was a very tough decision and underlines the strong competition for places."
The final 22 will be announced at 1pm on Monday January 29.     

England squad


Iain Balshaw    Gloucester Rugby
Mike Catt    London Irish
Harry Ellis    Leicester Tigers
Andy Farrell    Saracens
Toby Flood    Newcastle Falcons
Shane Geraghty   London Irish
Josh Lewsey    London Wasps
Jamie Noon    Newcastle Falcons
Peter Richards   Gloucester Rugby
Jason Robinson   Sale Sharks
Mathew Tait    Newcastle Falcons
Mike Tindall    Gloucester Rugby
Jonny Wilkinson   Newcastle Falcons


George Chuter   Leicester Tigers
Martin Corry    Leicester Tigers
Louis Deacon   Leicester Tigers
Perry Freshwater   Perpignan
Danny Grewcock   Bath Rugby
Magnus Lund   Sale Sharks
Lee Mears    Bath Rugby
Lewis Moody    Leicester Tigers
Tom Palmer    London Wasps
Tim Payne    London Wasps
Tom Rees    London Wasps
Steve Thompson   Northampton Saints
Phil Vickery    London Wasps (capt)
Dan Ward-Smith   Bristol Rugby
Julian White    Leicester Tigers
Joe Worsley    London Wasps