London Wasps provide two new boys to England Squad for SA

Christian Wade who will be 21 this month and Joe Launchbury who was 21 last month, both from London Wasps have been included in Stuart Lancasters 42 man touring party to South Africa. Another new name on the sheet is Leicester Tigers Tom Youngs.

Christian Wade

Joe Launchbury

Lancaster has also included a couple of overseas guys who could have slipped off the radar, James Haskell currently with Otago Highlanders and James Palmer at Stade Francais.

Unsurprisingly Chris Robshaw has kept the Captains armband and it is good to see Danny Care back in the fold as well as Ugo Monye and Dylan Hartley. Missing from the trip injured are Tom Wood, Tom Croft and Courtney Lawes


Forwards (23): Mouritz Botha (Saracens), Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers), Alex Corbisiero (London Irish), Paul Doran Jones (Northampton Saints), Phil Dowson (Northampton Saints), Carl Fearns (Bath Rugby), Joe Gray (Harlequins), Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints), James Haskell (Otago Highlanders), Tom Johnson (Exeter Chiefs), Graham Kitchener (Leicester Tigers), Joe Launchbury (London Wasps), Joe Marler (Harlequins), Lee Mears (Bath Rugby), Ben Morgan (Scarlets), Matt Mullan (Worcester Warriors), Tom Palmer (Stade Francais), Geoff Parling (Leicester Tigers), Chris Robshaw (capt, Harlequins), George Robson (Harlequins), Matt Stevens (Saracens), Thomas Waldrom (Leicester Tigers), Tom Youngs (Leicester Tigers)

Backs (19): Anthony Allen (Leicester Tigers), Chris Ashton (Northampton Saints), Brad Barritt (Saracens), Mike Brown (Harlequins), Danny Care (Harlequins) Lee Dickson (Northampton Saints), Owen Farrell (Saracens), Toby Flood (Leicester Tigers), Ben Foden (Northampton Saints), Alex Goode (Saracens), Charlie Hodgson (Saracens), Jonathan Joseph (London Irish), George Lowe (Harlequins), Ugo Monye (Harlequins), David Strettle (Saracens), Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers), Jordan Turner-Hall (Harlequins), Christian Wade (London Wasps), Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers).


Sun 27 May 14:30GMT ENGLAND v BARBARIANS Twickenham
Sat 09 Jun 16:00GMT SOUTH AFRICA v ENGLAND Durban
Wed 13 Jun 13:30GMT SA Barbarians South v ENGLAND Kimberley
Sat 16 Jun 16:00GMT SOUTH AFRICA v ENGLAND Johannesburg
Tue 19 Jun 19:10GMT SA Barbarians North v ENGLAND Potchestroom
Sat 23 Jun 16:00GMT SOUTH AFRICA v ENGLAND Port Elizabeth