Wilson in England training squad

Monday 5 October 2020

Newcastle Falcons captain Mark Wilson has been named in England's training squad as they prepare for the upcoming autumn tests.

The 30-year-old has won 19 caps for his country, including during last year's Rugby World Cup final, and will now link up with the squad for this week's mini-camp.

Wilson spent last season on loan with Sale Sharks, but has returned to newly-promoted Newcastle Falcons ahead of the 2020-21 Gallagher Premiership season.

He now forms part of a 28-man squad for the camp at London's Lensbury Club, which will run from Tuesday until Thursday.

England head coach Eddie Jones said: “Our preparation to build the team for the Italy game starts now.

"We have a three day camp this week and another one next week then we’re into the week of our Quilter Cup match against the Barbarians. We’ll be slowly building up, working on the basics and working on team cohesion.

“We’re excited to be back together in camp representing England. This autumn we want to play for the fans and give them something to smile about.”

An updated squad will be confirmed ahead of England’s next training camp from Thursday 15 to Saturday 17 October.

England have six upcoming fixtures this autumn starting with the uncapped Quilter Cup against the Barbarians (25 October, KO 2pm GMT, live on Sky Sports).

Following a trip to Rome to face Italy (31 Oct, KO 4.45pm GMT, live on ITV) in the final round of the delayed 2020 Guinness Six Nations, England will play four matches as part of the Autumn Nations Cup. Quilter Internationals at Twickenham Stadium against Georgia (14 November, KO 3pm) and Ireland (21 November, KO 3pm), an away match v Wales (28 November, KO 4pm) before returning to Twickenham for a placing match to determine final position in the competition (6 December, KO 2pm). All Autumn Nations Cup games will be live on Amazon Prime.

England training squad

Backs

Ali Crossdale, Saracens

Elliot Daly, Saracens

Fraser Dingwall, Northampton Saints

Nathan Earle, Harlequins

Owen Farrell, Saracens

George Ford, Leicester Tigers

Piers Francis, Northampton Saints

George Furbank, Northampton Saints

Willi Heinz, Gloucester Rugby

Joe Marchant, Harlequins

Jonny May, Gloucester Rugby

Alex Mitchell, Northampton Saints

Ollie Thorley, Gloucester Rugby

Ben Youngs, Leicester Tigers

Forwards

Jack Clement, Gloucester Rugby

Alex Dombrandt, Harlequins

Ellis Genge, Leicester Tigers

Jamie George, Saracens

Joe Heyes, Leicester Tigers

Maro Itoje, Saracens

Simon Kerrod, Harlequins

Lewis Ludlow, Gloucester Rugby

Alex Moon, Northampton Saints

David Ribbans, Northampton Saints

Jack Singleton, Gloucester Rugby

Billy Vunipola, Saracens

Mako Vunipola, Saracens

Mark Wilson, Newcastle Falcons

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