Sam Underhill, Nic Dolly and Alex Mitchell added to England squad, Alex Dombrandt in doubt

England coach Eddie Jones
England coach Eddie Jones

England coach Eddie Jones has recalled Sam Underhill, Nic Dolly and Alex Mitchell in the Six Nations squad ahead of the fourth round clash against Ireland.

Underhill was left out of England squad ahead of the opening fixture against Scotland after suffering head blows during Bath's games against Gloucester and Leinster and also had a Covid related illness.

Having successfully returned for Bath in the recently concluded Gallagher Premiership fixture against Bristol last weekend, he has been added to the squad along with Leicester Tigers hooker Dolly.

Northampton's Mitchell has been included as a back up for Harry Randall and Ben Youngs after Raffi Quirke suffered a concussion in Sale Sharks' recent game against Exeter.

Meanwhile, England's preparations for the game against Ireland suffered a setback as Alex Dombrandt was tested positive for Covid-19 and was withdrawn from the squad.

England are positioned third in the Six Nations table with two wins from three games and will face Ireland and France in the final two rounds.

England’s 36-man training squad:

Forwards: Alfie Barbeary, Jamie Blamire, Ollie Chessum, Tom Curry, Nic Dolly, Alex Dombrandt, Charlie Ewels, Ellis Genge, Jamie George, Joe Heyes, Maro Itoje, Nick Isiekwe, Joe Launchbury, Courtney Lawes, Joe Marler, Bevan Rodd, Sam Simmonds, Kyle Sinckler, Will Stuart, Sam Underhill

Backs: Orlando Bailey, Elliot Daly, George Ford, George Furbank, Ollie Hassell-Collins, Louis Lynagh, Max Malins, Joe Marchant, Alex Mitchell, Jack Nowell, Luke Northmore, Harry Randall, Henry Slade, Marcus Smith, Freddie Steward, Ben Youngs