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Seven Tigers included in England squad

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Seven members of the Leicester Tigers senior squad have been named as part of a 34-man England squad to meet today (Monday, March 14) ahead of the national side's final 2022 Six Nations fixture away to France.

Ollie ChessumNic Dolly, George Ford, Ellis Genge, Joe HeyesFreddie Steward and Ben Youngs were all included by England men's head coach Eddie Jones to prepare for the Test match at the Stade de France on Saturday, March 19.

Ford, Genge, Steward and Youngs featured in England's defeat to Ireland at Twickenham on Saturday, while Chessum was a travelling reserve for the penultimate fixture of this season's Championship.

Heyes, who was released on Friday morning, started in the club's bonus-point win over London Irish at Mattioli Woods Welford Road on Saturday.

Dolly returned to the club midweek in preparation for the Round 20 match in this season's Gallagher Premiership and was a travelling reserve for Tigers for the clash with The Exiles.

England will announce their matchday squad to travel to France on Thursday.

Alfie Barbeary (Wasps, uncapped), Jamie Blamire (Newcastle Falcons, 6 caps), Ollie Chessum (Leicester Tigers, 1 cap), Nic Dolly (Leicester Tigers, 1 cap), Alex Dombrandt (Harlequins, 8 caps), Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers, 35 caps), Jamie George (Saracens, 65 caps), Joe Heyes (Leicester Tigers, 2 caps), Maro Itoje (Saracens, 55 caps), Nick Isiekwe (Saracens, 6 caps), Joe Launchbury (Wasps, 70 caps), Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, 92 caps), Joe Marler (Harlequins, 78 caps), Sam Simmonds (Exeter Chiefs, 13 caps), Kyle Sinckler (Bristol Bears, 51 caps), Will Stuart (Bath Rugby, 19 caps), Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby, 27 caps), Jack Willis (Wasps, 3 caps) 

Orlando Bailey (Bath Rugby, uncapped), Elliot Daly (Saracens, 56 caps), George Ford (Leicester Tigers, 80 caps), George Furbank (Northampton Saints, 5 caps), Ollie Hassell-Collins (London Irish, uncapped), Louis Lynagh (Harlequins, uncapped), Max Malins (Saracens, 14 caps), Joe Marchant (Harlequins, 11 caps), Alex Mitchell (Northampton Saints), Luke Northmore (Harlequins, uncapped), Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs, 38 caps), Harry Randall (Bristol Bears, 5 caps), Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 47 caps), Marcus Smith (Harlequins, 9 caps), Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers, 9 caps), Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 116 caps)