England squad cut to 23 for Six Nations opener

Eddie Jones has cut his squad to 23 players

England head coach Eddie Jones has cut his squad of 33 players for the opening Six Nations Championship match against Scotland to 23 players.

Jones has released 10 players back to their squad and retained 23 players or effectively a match day squad.

The 10 players have been released back to their Premiership Clubs but will reconvene at Pennyhill Park on Sunday evening with the rest of the Elite squad.

In the meantime the 23 retained players will remain at England’s training base in preparation for the Scotland match.

England 23 man squad

Forwards (13)
Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers)
Jack Clifford (Harlequins)
Jamie George (Saracens)
Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints)
James Haskell (Wasps)
Paul Hill (Northampton Saints)
George Kruis (Saracens)
Joe Launchbury (Wasps)
Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints)
Joe Marler (Harlequins)
Chris Robshaw (Harlequins)
Billy Vunipola (Saracens)
Mako Vunipola (Saracens)

Backs (10)
Mike Brown (Harlequins)
Danny Care (Harlequins)
Ollie Devoto (Bath Rugby)
Owen Farrell (Saracens)
George Ford (Bath Rugby)
Alex Goode (Saracens)
Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby)
Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs)
Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby)
Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)

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