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England U21 squad named

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Team Manager Peter Drewett said: "This is the initial training squad for the Six Nations. We're facing a tough challenge in the form of our opening fixture against France, but the talented pool of players presently available for selection in this age group is very encouraging.

"There will be some tough decisions to be made next month when the final squad to play in the opening fixture this season will be selected. I was happy with the performance of the U21 A team in their fixture against Wales last month and I've made it quite clear to all the squad that there is everything to play for."

The squad:

Forwards: Peter Cook (Leicester Tigers), Christian Day (Sharks), Alex Gluth (Sharks), James Hamilton (Leicester Tigers), Michael Holford (Leicester Tigers), Andrew Kyriacou (Sharks), Magnus Lund (Sharks), Lee Morley (Leicester Tigers), Geoffrey Parling (Newcastle Falcons), Ryan Peacey (Saracens), Jonathan Pendlebury (Bath), Chris Rowland (Bristol Shoguns), Benjamin Russell (Saracens), James Scaysbrook (Bath), Matthew Stevens (Bath), Matthew Styles (Bristol Shoguns), Matthew Thompson (Newcastle Falcons), Ben Woods (Newcastle Falcons).

Backs: James Bailey (Bristol Shoguns), Chris Bell (Harlequins), Spencer Davey (Bath), Nick Duncombe (NEC Harlequins), Harry Ellis (Leicester Tigers), Andrew Frost (Gloucester), Danny Hipkiss (Leicester Tigers), John Holtby (Leicester Tigers), Chris Hyndman (Northampton Saints), Chris Mayor (Sharks), Warren Spragg (Sharks), Clive Stewart-Smith (Gloucester), Tim Taylor (Leicester Tigers), Adryan Winnan (Saracens).


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