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England name 33-player training squad as Tom Curry returns ahead of summer Tests against Japan and New Zealand | Rugby Union News

Tom Curry was included in England's 33-man training camp by head coach Steve Borthwick on Monday after playing just once since the Rugby World Cup due to hip surgery.

Curry, along with his twin brother Ben, was named in a squad that does not include players from Premiership finalists Northampton Saints or Bath, who face each other at Twickenham on Saturday.

Tom Curry's first appearance since October came last weekend in Sale Sharks' Premiership semi-final defeat away to Bath.

England travel to Japan on 22 June before two test matches against New Zealand on 6 and 13 July, live on Sky Sports.

Prop Bevan Rodd is recalled, while his Sale teammates Raffi Quirke and the unused Joe Carpenter also get a chance to try and make it into Borthwick's final squad selection.

Other players called up to the attack include Harlequins prop Fin Baxter, Exeter back rowers Greg Fisilau and Rusi Tuima and Bristol hooker Gabriel Oghre.

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England head coach Steve Borthwick will announce his official travelling party for the summer Tests on Monday 10 June.

In the back rows, Charlie Atkinson from Gloucester, Luke Northmore from Harlequins, Harry Randall from Bristol and Tom Roebuck from Sale have made it into the team at this time.

Jack van Poortvliet, scrum-half for Leicester Tigers, is also returning after a long injury break.

The group of 33 players will take part in a four-day training camp with England from Tuesday 4 June. Borthwick will then announce his official travelling party on Monday 10 June.

33 players Squad for England training camp announced

Striker (20):

Fin Baxter (Harlequins), Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers), Chandler Cunningham-South (Harlequins), Ben Curry (Sale Sharks), Tom Curry (Sale Sharks), Theo Dan (Saracens), Alex Dombrandt (Harlequins), Ben Earl (Saracens), Greg Fisilau (Exeter Chiefs), Jamie George (Saracens), Joe Heyes (Leicester Tigers), Nick Isiekwe (Saracens), Maro Itoje (Saracens), Joe Marler (Harlequins), George Martin (Leicester Tigers), Gabriel Oghre (Bristol Bears), Bevan Rodd (Sale Sharks), Ethan Roots (Exeter Chiefs), Rusi Tuima (Exeter Chiefs), Tom Willis (Saracens)

Back (13):

Charlie Atkinson (Gloucester Rugby), Joe Carpenter (Sale Sharks), Immanuel Feyi-Waboso (Exeter Chiefs), George Ford (Sale Sharks), Max Malins (Bristol Bears), Luke Northmore (Harlequins), Raffi Quirke (Sale Sharks), Harry Randall (Bristol Bears), Tom Roebuck (Sale Sharks), Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs), Marcus Smith (Harlequins), Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers), Jack van Poortvliet (Leicester Tigers).

England's Summer Games (British and Irish time)

Saturday, 22 June – against Japan (6:50 a.m.)
Saturday, July 6 – vs New Zealand (8.05 am), live on Sky Sports
Saturday, July 13 – vs New Zealand (8.05 am), live on Sky Sports

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