Gaskell & Day called into England Saxons squad

Twenty year-olds Joe Marler and James Gaskell are among six changes to the England Saxons squad where Lancaster will be joined by National Academy coaches Jon Callard and Simon Hardy this season.

The Saxons face Italy A at Worcester on January 29 (3.15pm) and Ireland A in Belfast on February 4 (7.30pm).

Harlequins prop Marler, Northampton Saints centre Jon Clarke, Leicester Tigers fly half Billy Twelvetrees and Attwood are added in place of Jon Golding (Newcastle Falcons), Shane Geraghty (Northampton Saints), Hodgson and Deacon.

Sale Sharks forward Gaskell and Northampton Saints lock Christian Day are named as injury replacements for Tom Rees (London Wasps) and Geoff Parling (Leicester Tigers).

Temporary injury replacements for prop Matt Mullan (Worcester Warriors), hooker Rob Webber (London Wasps) and Dan Ward-Smith (London Wasps) will be named later this month.


FORWARDS , Steffon Armitage (London Irish) , David Attwood (Gloucester Rugby) , Duncan Bell (Bath Rugby) , Steve Borthwick (Saracens) , Alex Corbisiero (London Irish) , Jordan Crane (Leicester Tigers) , Christian Day (Northampton Saints) , Phil Dowson (Northampton Saints) , James Gaskell (Sale Sharks) , Joe Marler (Harlequins) , Lee Mears (Bath Rugby) , Matt Mullan (Worcester Warriors) , Luke Narraway (Gloucester Rugby) , Chris Robshaw (Harlequins) , Andrew Saull (Saracens) , Dan Ward-Smith (London Wasps) , Rob Webber (London Wasps) , Tom Wood (Northampton Saints)

BACKS , Nick Abendanon (Bath Rugby) , Anthony Allen (Leicester Tigers) , Brad Barritt (Saracens) , Jon Clarke (Northampton Saints) , Alex Goode (Saracens) , Dan Hipkiss (Leicester Tigers) , Paul Hodgson (London Irish) , Ugo Monye (Harlequins) , Stephen Myler (Northampton Saints) , James Simpson-Daniel (Gloucester Rugby) , Mathew Tait (Sale Sharks) , Billy Twelvetrees (Leicester Tigers) , Dominic Waldouck (London Wasps) , Richard Wigglesworth (Saracens) , (32)

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