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Five Tigers retained in England squad

George Ford started at fly-half in England's opening win over Argentina
George Ford started at fly-half in England's opening win over Argentina

Five Leicester Tigers players are among the 35 called together by England head coach Eddie Jones ahead of the second Test of the Old Mutual Wealth Series against Australia on Saturday.

George Ford, Ben Youngs and Dan Cole, who all started the victory over Argentina in the opening Test of the autumn on Saturday, are retained, alongside Ellis Genge who won a fourth cap as a replacement at Twickenham at the weekend. Jonny May, who has been receiving treatment on a hamstring injury, is also included.

England squad 

Mike Brown (Harlequins), Elliot Daly (Wasps), Jonny May (Leicester Tigers), Semesa Rokoduguni (Bath Rugby), Denny Solomona (Sale Sharks), Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby), Danny Care (Harlequins), Owen Farrell (Saracens), George Ford (Leicester Tigers), Piers Francis (Northampton Saints), Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby), Alex Lozowski (Saracens), Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs), Marcus Smith (Harlequins)*, Ben Te’o (Worcester Warriors)**, Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)
Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby), Nathan Hughes (Wasps), Nick Isiekwe (Saracens), Maro Itoje (Saracens), George Kruis (Saracens), Joe Launchbury (Wasps), Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints), Zach Mercer (Bath Rugby)*, Chris Robshaw (Harlequins), Sam Simmonds (Exeter Chiefs), Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby), Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers), Tom Dunn (Bath Rugby), Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers), Jamie George (Saracens), Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints), Mako Vunipola (Saracens), Joe Marler (Harlequins),  Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs)
* Apprentice players

**  Te’o will be in camp until Wednesday to continue his rehab on an ankle injury.