Maro Itoje and Dylan Hartley to join England's training squad

Dylan Hartley missed both the Six Nations 2019 games for England
Dylan Hartley missed both the Six Nations 2019 games for England

England coach Eddie Jones has named injured duo Maro Itoje and Dylan Hartley in the 25-man training squad ahead of the third round Six Nations clash against Wales.

Saracens lock Itoje missed the game against France after he sustained a knee injury during the game against Ireland in Dublin while co-captain Hartley already was out of the opening two games with a knee injury as well.

With Mako Vunipola ruled out of the remainder of the tournament, Ben Moon and Ellis Genge will provide cover at prop while Ollie Devoto, whose solitary appearance for England came in 2016 will also be part of the three-day training camp in central London.

England currently hold the top place in the Six Nations table with two bonus point wins over Ireland and France and will face Wales next at Millennium Stadium on 23rd February.

England's 25-man training squad:

Forwards: Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs), Tom Curry (Sale Sharks), Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers), Jamie George (Saracens), Nathan Hughes (Wasps), George Kruis (Saracens), Joe Launchbury (Wasps), Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints), Brad Shields (Wasps), Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins), Billy Vunipola (Saracens), Ben Moon (Exeter Chiefs), Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs), Mark Wilson (Newcastle Falcons).

Backs: Chris Ashton (Sale Sharks), Elliot Daly (Wasps), Ollie Devoto (Exeter Chiefs), Owen Farrell (Saracens), George Ford (Leicester Tigers), Jonny May (Leicester Tigers), Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs), Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs), Ben Te'o (Worcester Warriors), Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers), Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers).

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