Elliot Daly left out of England’s fixture with the Barbarians because of fitness issue as Eddie Jones picks 11 uncapped players for tune-up ahead of Six Nations finale
- Jones is missing players from Exeter, Bristol and Wasps for Sunday’s fixture
- That’s because of the Premiership final set for Twickenham on Saturday
- Otherwise, most of the England Six Nations squad from March are available
- Jones has selected a number of uncapped players for Barbarians encounter
- But full-back Daly isn’t one of them because of a fitness concern
Lions full-back Elliot Daly has been left out of England’s game against the Barbarians on Sunday because of a fitness issue.
Head coach Eddie Jones set to give an update on the Saracens centre at lunchtime on Tuesday.
Elliot Daly will not feature for England against the Barbarians at Twickenham on Sunday
England coach Eddie Jones has named 11 uncapped players in his squad for Sunday’s game
Jones has named a strong 32-man group to prepare for the fixture, which is England’s first game since March.
Players from Bristol, Exeter and Wasps are all unavailable because of the Premiership final, but Jones has otherwise kept the bulk of his squad that featured in the Six Nations.
However, there are also 11 uncapped players in contention to play, including Alex Dombrandt, Ollie Lawrence, Alex Mitchell and Ollie Thorley
‘This is important game for us and we’re looking forward to getting back to Twickenham and playing rugby,’ said Jones.
‘We’ve had two really good camps, going back to basics and how we want to play.
‘The Barbarians squad has a rich blend of talent, so this week we’ll be testing ourselves under pressure and looking to take our game to the next level.’
Tom Curry, Sale Sharks
Alex Dombrandt, Harlequins*
Tom Dunn, Bath Rugby*
Charlie Ewels, Bath Rugby
Ellis Genge, Leicester Tigers
Jamie George, Saracens
Joe Heyes, Leicester Tigers*
Ted Hill, Worcester Warriors
Maro Itoje, Saracens
Alex Moon, Northampton Saints*
Beno Obano, Bath Rugby*
David Ribbans, Northampton Saints*
Will Stuart, Bath Rugby
Sam Underhill, Bath Rugby
Billy Vunipola, Saracens
Mako Vunipola, Saracens
Mark Wilson, Newcastle Falcons
Ali Crossdale, Saracens*
Fraser Dingwall, Northampton Saints*
Owen Farrell, Saracens
Piers Francis, Northampton Saints
George Ford, Leicester Tigers
George Furbank, Northampton Saints
Willi Heinz, Gloucester Rugby
Jonathan Joseph, Bath Rugby
Ollie Lawrence, Worcester Warriors*
Joe Marchant, Harlequins
Jonny May, Gloucester Rugby
Alex Mitchell, Northampton Saints*
Ollie Thorley, Gloucester Rugby*
Anthony Watson, Bath Rugby
Ben Youngs, Leicester Tigers
*denotes uncapped players