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Eddie Jones' first England squad by numbers

New England head coach Eddie Jones named his first elite player squad on Wednesday.

Here, Press Association Sport offers a numerical perspective.

7 - the number of uncapped players named by Jones ahead of next month's RBS 6 Nations opener against Scotland.

66 - the number of Test match appearances made by Northampton hooker Dylan Hartley, the most-capped player in Jones' squad.

8 - the biggest player representation for one club belongs to reigning Aviva Premiership champions and current league leaders Saracens.

20 - the age of Northampton prop Paul Hill, who is Jones' youngest squad member.

21 - the number of players in England's 2015 World Cup squad who made the cut.

297 - the combined cap total of the nine other squad members left out by Jones.

3 - only three of the 12 Premiership clubs do not have a squad representative, namely Worcester, Newcastle and London Irish.

24 - the number of days before Jones' first game in charge against Scotland at Murrayfield.

13 - the number of years since England have won a Six Nations Grand Slam.

19 - recalled Saracens wing Chris Ashton's try tally for England.

2 - two Premiership clubs have just one player each in the squad - Gloucester (Matt Kvesic) and Sale Sharks (Josh Beaumont).

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