Cumbrian Steve Borthwick has named his first squad as England head coach.

The Carlisle-born national team boss has picked a 36-man squad ahead of the Six Nations.

Borthwick's selections will meet at Pennyhill Park next week for a training camp as England build up to their Six Nations opener against Scotland next month - Borthwick's first game in charge.

The new boss has handed a first call-up to Northampton Saints' Fin Smith, with other uncapped players getting the nod in the shape of Ollie Hassell-Collins, George McGuigan, Cadan Murley and Jack Walker.

Borthwick has brought back Courtney Lawes after injury, also recalling Dan Cole, Ben Curry, Alex Dombrandt, Nick Isiekwe, Elliot Daly, Dan Kelly, Max Malins and Joe Marchant.

There is no place in the squad for Cumbrian hooker Jamie Blamire despite his impressive form for Newcastle Falcons.

Sale Sharks' Bevan Rodd, who attended Sedbergh School, is included.

Borthwick, appointed last month as Eddie Jones' successor, said: "This is an exciting squad, with a blend of Six Nations experience and young talent, and includes players who are in excellent form in the Premiership.

"We are all looking forward to the challenges of the Six Nations and we will approach this great tournament with a spirit of courage and total commitment.

"I know the players can't wait to get back to Twickenham and give our fans a performance they can be proud of. 

"The hard work for the Scotland game starts now."



Ollie Chessum

Dan Cole

Ben Curry

Alex Dombrandt 

Ben Earl

Ellis Genge

Jamie George

Joe Heyes 

Jonny Hill 

Nick Isiekwe

Maro Itoje

Courtney Lawes

Lewis Ludlam

George McGuigan 

Bevan Rodd

Sam Simmonds

Kyle Sinckler

Mako Vunipola

Jack Walker 

Jack Willis


Elliot Daly

Owen Farrell

Tommy Freeman

Ollie Hassell-Collins 

Dan Kelly

Max Malins

Joe Marchant

Alex Mitchell

Cadan Murley 

Henry Slade

Fin Smith 

Marcus Smith

Freddie Steward

Manu Tuilagi

Jack van Poortvliet

Ben Youngs