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Danny Cipriani included in strong England Saxons squad

Danny Cipriani is one of a number of experienced players named in the England Saxons squad for their tour to South Africa in June.

Cipriani is joined by fellow senior internationals including Kieran Brooks and Luther Burrell for the trip which will involve two matches against South Africa's second team.

Saxons head coach Ali Hepher said: "Eddie Jones has given us a strong development squad to take on a South Africa A side.

"Playing South Africa twice in South Africa is going to be a great challenge and a significant test for us but it is also an incredibly exciting opportunity for the players and management to prove themselves.

"The series will give the players international experience and will be an important stepping stone towards international honours."

The full squad is:

Forwards: Ross Harrison (Sale Sharks); Alec Hepburn (Exeter Chiefs); Tommy Taylor (Wasps); George McGuigan (Newcastle Falcons); Jake Cooper-Woolley (Wasps); Kieran Brookes (Northampton Saints); James Craig (Northampton Saints); Mitch Lees (Exeter Chiefs); Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby); Dave Attwood (Bath Rugby); Dave Ewers (Exeter Chiefs); Donovan Armand (Exeter Chiefs); Matthew Kvesic (Gloucester); James Chisholm (Harlequins); Sam Jones (Wasps).

Backs: Dan Robson (Wasps); Michael Young (Newcastle Falcons); Oliver Devoto (Bath Rugby); Danny Cipriani (Wasps); Christian Wade (Wasps); Semesa Rokoduguni (Bath Rugby); Sam Hill (Exeter Chiefs); Nick Tompkins (Saracens); Luther Burrell (Northampton Saints); Alex Lewington (London Irish); Sam James (Sale Sharks); Mike Haley (Sale Sharks).


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