Cumbrian star Jamie Blamire is back with the England squad this week after being named in a 38-man training group.

Newcastle Falcons’ hooker, from Seaton, will link up with Steve Borthwick’s squad for a second summer camp.

The south coast gathering is part of England’s build-up to this year’s World Cup.

Blamire, 25, will be hoping to earn a place in fellow Cumbrian Borthwick’s 33-man squad for the tournament when it is announced on August 7.

He was last week included in a 28-man training squad, to which players from Northampton Saints and Leicester Tigers have since been added.

“After an excellent first week’s training, we are very much looking forward to being in Brighton,” said Carlisle-born head coach Borthwick.

“The first phase of our preparation continues to focus on ensuring the players are physically equipped for what we need to do in a World Cup campaign. That means the training will be tough and purposeful. The players are rising to the challenge.

“We’ll work hard again this week, and we’ll enjoy some time together off the field too – which is also an important part of our preparation.”

England take on Wales, Ireland and Fiji in August before the World Cup gets under way in September in France.