England Call For Sam

2 months ago By www.manchesterrugby.co.uk

Ex-Manchester M&J Sam James has been named in England's squad for the summer tour to Argentina.

Sam is one of four Sale Sharks players have been named in the England Squad for the two test tour of Argentina in June.

The Squad will be captained by Dylan Hartley and will assemble at The Lensbury on Sunday 29 May to begin their preparations for the two-Test tour at Estadio San Juan del Bicentenario, San Juan on Saturday 10 June and Estadio Brigadier General Estanislao Lopez, Sante Fe, on Saturday 17 June.

Head Coach Eddie Jones said: "We have picked the best squad we have available and we are looking forward to going to Argentina and winning 2-0.

"The squad have a great opportunity to represent their country and win for England. There are a few new faces in the set-up so every training session and team meeting will count.

"The Pumas are a physically aggressive side and they have become very good at playing unstructured rugby; we need to make sure we control the structural part of the game and our defence will play an absolutely crucial role."

In form centre Sam James reacted to his call up by saying: " I am delighted to be named in the squad and looking forward to the tour. There are some great players named in the squad and I am looking forward to working with them."

England's 31-man squad for Argentina tour:

Backs
Mike Brown - vice-captain (Harlequins, 60 caps)
Danny Care - vice captain (Harlequins, 71 caps)
Joe Cokanasiga (London Irish, uncapped)
Nathan Earle (Saracens, uncapped)
George Ford - vice captain (Bath Rugby, 35 caps)
Piers Francis (Auckland Blues/Northampton Saints, uncapped)
Sam James (Sale Sharks, uncapped)
Alex Lozowski (Saracens, uncapped)
Harry Mallinder (Northampton Saints, uncapped)
Joe Marchant (Harlequins, uncapped)
Jack Maunder (Exeter Chiefs, uncapped)
Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby, 25 caps)
Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 4 caps)
Denny Solomona (Sale Sharks, uncapped)

Forwards
Will Collier (Harlequins, uncapped)
Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, 4 caps)
Ben Curry (Sale Sharks, uncapped)
Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, uncapped)
Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby, 3 caps)
Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers, 1 cap)
Dylan Hartley - captain (Northampton Saints, 84 caps)
James Haskell (Wasps, 75 caps)
Paul Hill (Northampton Saints, 5 caps)
Nathan Hughes (Wasps, 8 caps)
Nick Isiekwe (Saracens, uncapped)
Joe Launchbury (Wasps, 42 caps)
Matt Mullan (Wasps, 15 caps)
Chris Robshaw (Harlequins, 55 caps)
Sam Underhill (Ospreys/Bath Rugby, uncapped)
Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs, uncapped)
Tom Wood (Northampton Saints, 50 caps)

Updated 19:28 - 20 Apr 2017 by www.manchesterrugby.co.uk

Where next?

Annual General Meeting - Weds 26th April 2017 Manchester Rugby Club's AGM will be held at 8:00pm on Wednesday 26th April 2017.
Manchester's British Lions Maybe not on this tour, but Manchester have been well represented on past British Lions' tours, providing no fewer than 10 players over the years.
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Sat 9 Sep
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1st XV Stockport
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