Following his injury recovery, Henry Slade has been added to England’s 36-man squad as they get ready to meet Italy in the Six Nations.
The 29-year-old center withdrew from England’s team prior to last week’s loss to Scotland due to a hip injury he acquired in Exeter’s victory against Castres.
London Irish winger Henry Arundell, who has recovered from a foot issue, is also included in the team.
Courtney Lawes, a seasoned forward, is also in the group.
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Vice-captain Lawes, who was not named among the 36, is unlikely to play the Azzurri, but head coach Steve Borthwick is keeping him on the field while he recovers from a calf injury.
When England plays Italy at Twickenham on Sunday, they will be attempting to recover from their opening-round loss to Scotland.
Later this week, when he releases his matchday 23, Borthwick will make additional cuts to his team.
Forwards: Maro Itoje, Ellis Genge, Jamie George, Joe Heyes, Jonny Hill, Nick Isiekwe, Ben Curry, Alex Dombrandt, Tom Dunn, Ben Earl, David Ribbans, Bevan Rodd, Sam Simmonds, Kyle Sinckler, Mako Vunipola, Jack Walker, and Jack Willis
Backs: Joe Marchant, Alex Mitchell, Henry Slade, Fin Smith, Marcus Smith, Freddie Steward, Manu Tuilagi, Jack van Poortvliet, Anthony Watson, Ben Youngs, Owen Farrell, Tommy Freeman, Ollie Hassell-Collins, Ollie Lawrence, Max Malins.