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England call up Nathan Hughes to elite training squad for the first time

• Leicester’s Tom Youngs is finally named by Eddie Jones
• Luther Burrell, Danny Cipriani and Chris Ashton omitted

England have selected Nathan Hughes for the first time after including the Wasps back-row in a provisional elite player squad for this month’s pre-season training camp.

The Leicester hooker Tom Youngs, who won 31 caps under the previous regime, returns after being previously overlooked by Eddie Jones, while the Gloucester wing Johnny May is back from knee surgery. Omitted from the 45 are the centre Luther Burrell, the fly-half Danny Cipriani and the wing Chris Ashton.

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