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Willi Heinz drafted in for England

Sun, May 14, 2017, Posted by   print

2007 World Cup

4:29 PM BST

England have added another uncapped New Zealand-born player to their pre-Argentina training camp with Gloucester scrum-half Willi Heinz drafted in.

Heinz joins Bristol’s Jason Woodward and Sale’s Denny Solomona in a 26-man training camp in Brighton this week.

Eddie Jones will be without players from Saracens, Exeter, Wasps and Leicester as they are on Aviva Premiership duty but the Brighton camp offers the England coach the chance to run the rule over those included in their 31-man squad for the two-Test tour of Argentina and those who were not given the nod but are clearly on his radar.

The Christchurch-born Heinz, 30, has an English grandmother and provides Jones with another option at scrum-half. Jones originally named just two No.9s for their trip to Argentina and with Exeter’s Jack Maunder on club duty this week, Heinz will train alongside Harlequins’ Danny Care.

Alongside Heinz, Jones has retained Gloucester-bound fullback Woodward after he was called up to their strength and conditioning camp last week. Neither were included in the original squad for the games against the Pumas but both could also against the Barbarians on May 28 with further squad juggling expected depending on who makes the Premiership final.

England training squad:

Forwards:

Josh Beaumont (Sale Sharks), Rob Buchanan (Harlequins), Will Collier (Harlequins), Ben Curry (Sale Sharks), Tom Curry (Sale Sharks), Tom Ellis (Bath Rugby), Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby), Jamal Ford-Robinson (Bristol) , Ross Harrison (Sale Sharks), Chris Robshaw (Harlequins), Nick Schonert (Worcester Warriors), Jack Singleton (Worcester Warriors), Will Spencer (Worcester Warriors), Mark Wilson (Newcastle Falcons)

Backs:

Mike Brown (Harlequins), Danny Care (Harlequins), George Ford (Bath Rugby), Mike Haley (Sale Sharks), Willi Heinz (Gloucester), Sam James (Sale Sharks), Joe Marchant (Harlequins), Jonny May (Gloucester), Ryan Mills (Worcester Warriors), Denny Solomona (Sale Sharks), Jason Woodward (Bristol Rugby), Marland Yarde (Harlequins)

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