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Cokanasiga out of England squad

Giant Fijian winger Joe Cokanasiga has been ejected from England’s 36-member squad for the Six Nations Cup which kicks off in February.

England coach Steve Borthwick has made a number of changes in his first squad ahead of their match against Scotland on the 5th of next month.

Borthwick has axed Cokanasiga, Jack Nowell and Jonny May while Ollie Lawrence failed to make it.

He has named five uncapped players in first squad George McGuigan, Northampton Saints fly-half Fin Smith and Jack Walker as Elliot Daly and Dan Cole handed recalls.

The biggest surprise comes with Billy Vunipola’s omission, who has been axed despite playing well for the Sarries over the past few months.

Borthwick said some senior players have been ousted from the team to give chance to the youth players such as uncapped duo Cadan Murley and Ollie Hassell-Collins, who have been impressive in the Premiership Rugby.

England’s 36-man squad ahead of the Six Nations.

Forwards: 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

Backs: 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

Romeka Romena
Romeka Romena
Journalist | news@fijilive.com


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