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England include five Tigers in squad

Ellis Genge is among the England forwards training at Pennyhill Park this week
Ellis Genge is among the England forwards training at Pennyhill Park this week

Five Leicester Tigers players are included in a 33-man squad named by England head coach Eddie Jones for training ahead of the Guinness Six Nations match against Ireland on Sunday.

Ellis Genge, the tryscoring hero of the win over Scotland, is joined by Tigers clubmates Ben Youngs, Manu Tuilagi, Jonny May and George Ford as the squad return to their training base at Pennyhill Park.

Saracens prop Mako Vunipola is not included as he has travelled back to Tonga for family reasons.

England host Ireland in their opening home game of the Championship on Sunday. Kikc-off is at 3.00pm.

Supporters can watch live coverage on the big screen at Welford Road as part of the club’s Kegs and Eggs day. Book your place now.

England squad

Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs)
Tom Curry (Sale Sharks)
Tom Dunn (Bath Rugby)
Ben Earl (Saracens)
Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby)
Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers)
Jamie George (Saracens)
Maro Itoje (Saracens)
George Kruis (Saracens)
Joe Launchbury (Wasps)
Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints)
Lewis Ludlam (Northampton Saints)
Joe Marler (Harlequins)
Beno Obano (Bath Rugby)
Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins)
Will Stuart (Bath Rugby)
Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby)
Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs)
Elliot Daly (Saracens)
Ollie Devoto (Exeter Chiefs)
Fraser Dingwall (Northampton Saints)
Owen Farrell (Saracens)
George Ford (Leicester Tigers)
George Furbank (Northampton Saints)
Willi Heinz (Gloucester Rugby)
Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby)
Jonny May (Leicester Tigers)
Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs)
Ollie Thorley (Gloucester Rugby)
Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers)
Jacob Umaga (Wasps)
Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)
Apprentice player

Alex Mitchell (Northampton Saints)