There is a new look about the England rugby
team after Eddie Jones named his 34-man squad for the Six Nations.
Jones will be without 10 members of his World Cup squad, calling up eight uncapped players, and the England boss has boldly claimed they can become 'the greatest team rugby has ever seen.'
No pressure then for the new recruits. Among them are Maro Itoje's cousin, an English literature graduate, and a member of a Take That tribute band. England boss Eddie Jones has named eight uncapped players in his Six Nations squadRELATED ARTICLES
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Age: 23Club: NorthamptonPosition: LockHeight: 6ft 9inWeight: 19st 5lb
Verdict: A hard-hitting second row who is part of a young core at Saints who are taking English rugby by storm under Chris Boyd.
Fun fact: Moon studied briefly as a financial advisor and went to the same school as Lewis Ludlam — St Joseph's College in Ipswich. Uncle Steve played rugby league for Bradford Bulls.Chance of playing: 3/106ft 9in lock Alex Moon is part of an exciting young core at Northampton Saints
Club: BathPosition: HookerHeight: 6ft 2inWeight: 16st 7lb
Verdict: A combative hooker, Jones likes the ‘mongrel' in him and has called him up seven times before, albeit without capping him.Fun fact: Dunn used to work as a labourer and a barman before he made it in rugby.Chance of playing: 5/10Bath hooker Tom Dunn used to work as a labourer and a barman before turning professional
Age: 22Club: SaracensPosition: Back rowHeight: 6ft 1inWeight: 16st 1lb
Verdict: Saracens' latest versatile academy star, he has enjoyed a breakout season with some man-of-the-match displays in Europe.
Fun fact: Earl studied comparative literature at Queen Mary University and wrote a dissertation on Caribbean poetry.Chance of playing: 9/10Versatile Saracens star Ben Earl studied comparative literature at Queen Mary University WILL STUART
Club: BathPosition: PropHeight: 6ft 3inWeight: 19st 3lbVerdict: Wasps were sad to lose him to Bath, where he has excelled this season in the scrum.
Fun fact: Now slimmed down from 21st, Stuart went to Radley College, Oxfordshire, and has had stints at Blackheath, Moseley and Nottingham down the tiers.Chance of playing: 7/10Bath prop Will Stuart (right) has been selected in Eddie Jones' squad for the Six Nations FRASER DINGWALL
Age: 20Club: NorthamptonPosition: CentreHeight: 6ft 2inWeight: 13st 8lbVerdict: Dynamic and talkative centre who appears to have a huge future.
Fun fact: Dingwall captained Scotland Under 16s before winning an Under 18 cap against Wales when 17. He switched to England in the Under 20s.Chance of playing: 4/10Fraser Dingwall is a dynamic and talkative centre who appears to have a huge future GEORGE FURBANK
Age: 23Club: NorthamptonPosition: Full backHeight: 6ftWeight: 14st 7lbVerdict: A pacey full back who needs to improve his high-ball catching. Still a classy operator.
Fun fact: Furbank appeared in a Take That tribute band — Take This — at school and is studying for a Geography degree at the Open University.Chance of playing: 7/10Northampton Saints full back George Furbank appeared in a Take That tribute band OLLIE THORLEY
Age: 23Club: GloucesterPosition: WingHeight: 6ft 1inWeight: 15st 8lbVerdict: A big winger with pace to burn, he was the RPA Young Player of the Year last season.
Fun fact: Thorley is Maro Itoje's cousin, after his grandfather re-married a Nigerian woman who is the Saracens lock's aunt.Chance of playing: 5/10Maro Itoje's cousin Ollie Thorley has been selected in Eddie Jones' England squad JACOB UMAGA
Age: 21Club: WaspsPosition: Fly halfHeight: 6ftWeight: 14st 5lb
Verdict: One of a number of exciting young fly halves. Like Marcus Smith, James Grayson and Joe Simmonds, he has attacking flair.
Fun fact: Umaga is the nephew of All Black legend Tana. The No 10 could still qualify for New Zealand or Samoa.Chance of playing: 2/10Jacob Umaga is one of a number of exciting young fly halves at Eddie Jones' disposalRELATED ARTICLES
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