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Duo remain with England for Italy test

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Dan Cole and Ben Youngs have been retained by England to prepare for Sunday's RBS 6 Nations game against Italy at Twickenham (3pm, live on ITV).

Mike Williams, meanwhile, has been released back to Leicester Tigers ahead of Friday evening’s Aviva Premiership trip to the Twickenham Stoop to play Harlequins. The Tigers team is due to be announced at lunchtime today (Thursday, February 23).
England head coach Eddie Jones has retained 24 players ahead of the Italy game, including prop Mako Vunipola, who has missed the opening two games of the championship through injury.
Jones names his side to face Italy on Friday at 10am.

England squad
Forwards (13)
Jack Clifford (Harlequins)
Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers)
Jamie George (Saracens)
Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints) 
James Haskell (Wasps)
Nathan Hughes (Wasps)
Maro Itoje (Saracens)
Joe Launchbury (Wasps)
Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints)
Joe Marler (Harlequins) 
Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins) 
Mako Vunipola (Saracens)
Tom Wood (Northampton Saints)

Backs (11)
Mike Brown (Harlequins) 
Danny Care (Harlequins) 
Elliot Daly (Wasps)
Owen Farrell (Saracens) 
George Ford (Bath Rugby) 
Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby)
Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs) 
Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs)
Ben Te’o (Worcester Warriors)
Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby)
Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)