Connect with us

England

Steve Borthwick makes three forced changes to England Six Nations squad

England head coach Steve Borthwick has made three changes to his initial 36-man squad for the Six Nations, with Will Muir the headline name called in.

‘The horse’ has been in fantastic form this season, which left many fans wondering why he was omitted from the original squad named last week-however they will now get to see him in the wider England squad.

His Bath clubmate Max Ojomoh, as well as Newcastle Falcons hooker Jamie Blamire have also been called into the squad.

Ojomoh’s call-up gives Borthwick another centre option in his squad, with Fraser Dingwall, Henry Slade and Tommy Freeman the other potential centres in the original squad.

Blamire is recalled to the England squad, but has previously impressed in an England shirt. He will be competing with Theo Dan and newly named England captain Jamie George for the starting hooker jersey.

The trio replace Oscar Beard, Ollie Lawrence and Luke Cowan-Dickie, who have all withdrawn due to injury.

Beard will still travel to England’s training base in Girona, where he will continue his return to play protocol.

England v Argentina, 2023 Rugby World Cup 3/4 Play-Off, International Rugby Union, Stade de France, Paris, France – 28 Oct 2023 PUBLICATIONxINxGERxSUIxAUTxHUNxGRExMLTxCYPxROUxBULxUAExKSAxONLY Copyright: xDavidxGibson/Fotosport/Shutterstockx 14170927ao

England squad for the Six Nations in full:

Ollie Chessum, Dan Cole, Alex Coles, Jamie Blamire, Chandler Cunningham-South, Ben Curry, Theo Dan, Alex Dombrandt, Ben Earl, Ellis Genge, Jamie George (C), Joe Heyes, Nick Isiekwe, Maro Itoje, Joe Marler, Beno Obano, Tom Pearson, Ethan Roots, Will Stuart, Sam Underhill, Max Ojomoh, Danny Care, Elliot Daly, Fraser Dingwall, Immanuel Feyi-Waboso, George Ford, Tommy Freeman, George Furbank, Will Muir, Alex Mitchell, Tom Roebuck, Henry Slade, Fin Smith, Marcus Smith, Ben Spencer, Freddie Steward