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Randall earns first England call-up, three Bears named

Harry Randall has been named in Eddie Jones' 28-man England squad for the upcoming Six Nations campaign, joining Ben Earl and Max Malins.

The 23-year-old scrum-half earns his first senior international call-up after making a blistering start to the 2020/21 season and becomes the sixth Bears player to be selected by his country in the last 12 months. Earl and Malins retain their places in the squad.

England will retain a 28-player squad throughout the tournament, following an agreement with Premiership Rugby, The RPA and The RFU in recognition of the challenges presented by COVID-19.

The squad will meet up at St. George’s Park, England football’s training base, on Wednesday 27 January. They will then move to their base, The Lensbury in Teddington, ahead of their first game against Scotland at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday 6 February (4.45pm KO).

Jones said: “This has been a really tough squad to pick and I know there are a lot of disappointed players who haven’t been selected. We’re really excited by the players we have got, it’s a very vibrant squad and are looking forward to getting started next week.

“We’re very grateful to the Premiership Rugby, the clubs and RPA for allowing us to have 28 players throughout the tournament, we’re very happy with the number and it’s testament to the growing relationships between all parties.

“Ultimately our goal is to win the Six Nations and to do that we’ll need to work hard and prepare well each day and take it as it comes.”

Director of Rugby, Pat Lam, said: “It’s a fantastic news for Harry to be selected by England. It is thoroughly deserved and great testament to Harry, and shows that size doesn’t matter, it’s about the work that you put into the game and your passion and commitment to it.

“Harry has been with us for three years, from the Championship, to being a big part of the Bears and coming right through.

“We’re so proud for him and his family. He’s the first Foundation Bear to get an England call-up, following Callum Sheedy and Ioan Lloyd for Wales. For Harry and the others, it’s another step in their development.

“The reaction from the players when they found out was emotional – they were so happy for him.”


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