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Matt Kvesic and Josh Beaumont added to England training squad for Italy match

Published 08/02/2016

Josh Beaumont has been added to England's training squad for Saturday's match against Italy
Josh Beaumont has been added to England's training squad for Saturday's match against Italy

England have added back rows Matt Kvesic and Josh Beaumont to their training squad for Saturday's RBS 6 Nations clash with Italy in Rome.

Kvesic and Beaumont were included in Eddie Jones' first 33-man squad but failed to make the cut for the opening match against Scotland, which was won 15-9 at Murrayfield.

Openside Kvesic and number eight Beaumont were involved in Aviva Premiership victories for their clubs, Gloucester and Sale, over the weekend.

England have retained a total of 27 players at their Surrey training camp ahead of the trip to Rome, including the 23 chosen to face Scotland and travelling reserves Elliot Daly and Maro Itoje.

Forwards: Dan Cole (Leicester), Jack Clifford (Harlequins), Jamie George (Saracens), Dylan Hartley (Northampton), James Haskell (Wasps), Paul Hill (Northampton), George Kruis (Saracens), Joe Launchbury (Wasps), Courtney Lawes (Northampton), Joe Marler (Harlequins), Chris Robshaw (Harlequins), Billy Vunipola (Saracens), Mako Vunipola (Saracens), Maro Itoje (Saracens), Matt Kvesic (Gloucester), Josh Beaumont (Sale).

Backs: Mike Brown (Harlequins), Danny Care (Harlequins), Ollie Devoto (Bath), Owen Farrell (Saracens), George Ford (Bath), Alex Goode (Saracens), Jonathan Joseph (Bath), Jack Nowell (Exeter), Anthony Watson (Bath), Ben Youngs (Leicester), Elliot Daly (Wasps).

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