RUGBY: Bath's Wilson named in England squad

Kyle Eastmond is included in the England Saxons squad

Kyle Eastmond is included in the England Saxons squad

First published in Sport News

PROP David Wilson flies the flag for Bath in Stuart Lancaster's England senior elite player squad announced today, but there are significant inclusions for the club in the Saxons party.

Wilson is the club's sole representative in the senior group for the upcoming Six Nations Championship, Leicester's Tom Youngs having taken the place of injured Bath hooker Rob Webber.

In the Saxons, who will play Irish Wolfhounds on January 25 and Scotland A in Newcastle on February 1, Bath prop Nathan Catt is included among the forwards, with rugby league convert Kyle Eastmond, full-back Nick Abendanon and wing Tom Biggs also in.

The Saxons squad includes another converted league player in Saracens' centre Joel Tomkins.

Northampton forward Calum Clark has been recalled to the main squad after serving a 32-week ban for breaking the elbow of an opponent.

Clark, who was on the fringes of the national team this time last year, is one of two uncapped players in the 33-man squad along with Gloucester centre Billy Twelvetrees.

Joe Launchbury, Tom Youngs, Mako Vunipola and Freddie Burns have all been formally promoted into the senior squad after impressing during England's autumn international campaign.


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