England add Joe Marchant to squad ahead of All Blacks clash

Joe Marchant (left) has been named in England squad
Joe Marchant (left) has been named in England squad
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England coach Eddie Jones has named Harlequins centre Joe Marchant in the 35-man squad that will be in contention for the clash against New Zealand at Twickenham on Saturday.

The 22-year-old was already linked up with Eddie Jones' squad in the past but is yet to make his first Test appearance. He was also named in the England squad that toured Argentina in summer last year before he pulled out of the series due to an injury.

Meanwhile, Sale Sharks back-row Tom Curry, who sustained an ankle injury during England's 12-11 victory over South Africa at Twickenham Stadium last weekend will be assessed to examine the extent of the damage.

A release from the Rugby Football Union also confirmed that Gloucester's Ben Morgan was not considered for selection due to an injury.

The last time England faced New Zealand was in November 2014 which they went on to lose 21-24.

England's 35-man squad:

Forwards:

Tom Curry (Sale Sharks), Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby), Jamie George (Saracens), Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints) co-captain, Alec Hepburn (Exeter Chiefs), Maro Itoje (Saracens), George Kruis (Saracens), Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints), Zach Mercer (Bath Rugby), Ben Moon (Exeter Chiefs), Michael Rhodes (Saracens), Nick Schonert (Worcester Warriors), Brad Shields (Wasps), Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins), Elliott Stooke (Bath Rugby), Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby), Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs), Mark Wilson (Newcastle Falcons).

Backs:

Chris Ashton (Sale Sharks), Mike Brown (Harlequins), Danny Care (Harlequins), Joe Cokanasiga (Bath Rugby), Elliot Daly (Wasps), Nathan Earle (Harlequins), Owen Farrell (Saracens) co-captain, George Ford (Leicester Tigers), Alex Lozowski (Saracens), Joe Marchant (Harlequins), Jonny May (Leicester Tigers), Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs), Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs), Ben Te’o (Worcester Warriors), Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers), Richard Wigglesworth (Saracens), Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers).

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