England call-up Bath lock Josh McNally to squad for summer series Tests

England coach Eddie Jones has made another change to the squad
England coach Eddie Jones has made another change to the squad

England coach Eddie Jones has called up Bath lock Josh McNally to the squad for the upcoming summer series Tests.

The decision follows after Newcastle Falcons lock Sean Robinson was withdrawn from the squad after sustaining a knee injury during the training.

McNally joins the likes of his Bath team-mates Charlie Ewels, Joe Cokanasiga, Sam Underhill, Ben Spencer, Beno Obano, Tom de Glanville, Max Ojomoh and Miles Reid in the 34-man squad.

The 30-year-old also featured for Henley Hawks, London Welsh and London Irish before joining Bath in 2019 and has featured in over 50 Premiership games for the three clubs combined. He was named in the England squad to face Barbarians in 2018 but is yet to be capped at the international level.

Bath director of rugby Stuart Hooper was excited about the news of McNally added to the England squad.

"Josh's inclusion is testament to his consistent performances and brilliant leadership since joining Bath Rugby. He has earned the right to have the opportunity to play international rugby," said Hooper to Bath's official website.

Hooper continued: “We are extremely proud to have nine players selected in the England squad.

"It is recognition for all their hard work and commitment during what has been a challenging year for everyone.

The squad will be having a five-day training camp from 14th June at The Lensbury.

The summer series will kick-start with a England A squad facing Scotland A at Mattioli Woods Welford Road on 27th June before they face USA and Canada on 4th and 10th July respectively.