Six Nations

Jones calls up ex-Stormer into England squad

2018-03-12 10:56
Don Armand (Gallo Images)

London - England coach Eddie Jones has named Don Armand in a 32-man squad to begin preparations for their final Six Nations match against Ireland at Twickenham this weekend.

Exeter Chiefs loose forward Armand is included in the group as England look to bounce back from recent losses to Scotland and France.

The Zimbabwean-born Armand represented Western Province and the Stormers between 2012 and 2013 before he joined Exeter.

The 29-year-old Armand made his Test debut against Argentina last year.

England also announced that lock Courtney Lawes (Northampton) and utility forward Nathan Hughes (Wasps) will both have scans on Monday after sustaining knee injuries on Saturday.

England lost 22-16 to France in Paris as the weekend - a result which ensured Ireland will win the Six Nations.

England squad:

Backs

Mike Brown (Harlequins), Danny Care (Harlequins), Elliot Daly (Wasps), Nathan Earle (Saracens), Owen Farrell (Saracens), George Ford (Leicester Tigers), Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby), Alex Lozowski (Saracens), Jonny May (Leicester Tigers), Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs), Marcus Smith (Harlequins)*, Denny Solomona (Sale Sharks), Ben Te’o (Worcester Warriors), Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby), Richard Wigglesworth (Saracens)

Forwards

Don Armand (Exeter Chiefs), Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers), Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs), Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby), Jamie George (Saracens), Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints), James Haskell (Wasps), Alec Hepburn (Exeter Chiefs), Nick Isiekwe (Saracens), Maro Itoje (Saracens), George Kruis (Saracens), Joe Launchbury (Wasps), Joe Marler (Harlequins), Chris Robshaw (Harlequins), Sam Simmonds (Exeter Chiefs), Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins), Mako Vunipola (Saracens)

* Apprentice player

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