Kyle Sinkler has been dropped from England’s training squad this week, raising questions about whether the tour of Australia will take place this summer. Sincler recalls Bristol premiership Run-in due to injury and was absent from the 35-man squad named by Eddie Jones on Monday.
In better news for England, Johnny May has returned from a prolonged knee injury, and in another boost for Jones, May’s partner winger Jack Nowell is back in the team after a broken arm. Have come. However, Joe Launchbury is a distinct player due to his absence.
Jones is already without Manu Tuilagi, Henry Slade And the possible absence of Sam Simmonds and Sinkler for the tour of Australia will further lower the ranks. However, the 29-year-old has suffered inclement weather due to minor injuries, and was named on the bench by Jones for England’s most recent match – the Six Nations defeat by France.
He has not played for Bristol since April and Sinkler, along with a few other senior players, was also dropped from a training squad last month. Pat Lam, Bristol’s director of rugby at the time, said: “Kyle came back from the Six Nations and we are working with him and talking with England, with the medical teams and S&C. [strength and conditioning] Team. Everyone is working to get rid of all these problems and make them fit perfectly.”
May, meanwhile, came off the bench for the last 25 minutes. 54-7 win for Gloucester Over the Saracens on Saturday for the first time since January, after missing out on England’s disappointing Six Nations campaign. Jones has wasted little time remembering Wing, 32, called on a 35-man squad for a three-day camp in south-west London on May.
Jones is unable to select players from the four clubs who have reached Saturday’s Premiership semi-finals, meaning a call-up for many inexperienced players to camp. Paolo Odogavu is among those who have not been included in the England squad since the 2021 Six Nations, while his Wasps teammates Bayi Allo and Charlie Atkinson are also among the uncapped players.
There are 16 uncapped players in the team in total, including London Irish full-back Henry Arundel, but more importantly, there are returns for Nowell and Johnny Hill of Exeter. Nouvel began Exeter’s win over Harlequin after a broken arm in England’s final match of the Six Nations on Saturday, and while Hill has not made a comeback from a lower leg injury he suffered in January, Jones has recovered from another Have seen fit to call – row in squad. Luke Cowan-Dickie and Anthony Watson, two more absent from long-term injury, have also been called to continue their rehabilitation from knee and calf problems, respectively.
Of the players called into the England camp for the first time, Exeter prop Patrick Shickerling is an exceptional inclusion. The 23-year-old was born in Namibia, but joined the chiefs in 2018. Bristol’s Sam Jeffries and Gloucester’s Freddie Clark, who have been in impressive form for Cherries and Whites of late, are also on call-up for the first time.
Jones will announce a squad for the Barbarian match on Sunday, June 19, which will also include players from the two losing semi-finalists. “Many players are unavailable due to the Premiership semi-finals, so we have got an opportunity to call in some new players,” he added. “It is a wonderful opportunity to get to know him and see how much potential he has to take part in the Australia tour. We look forward to continuing the good work from our previous camp in developing this team on and off the pitch. ,