Louis Lynagh is one of eight uncapped players called up by England coach Eddie Jones to his 45-man squad for a training camp later this month.
The 20-year-old winger or full-back – son of Australian rugby legend and former Wallabies captain Michael Lynagh – has impressed for his club in recent months, as his late try double helped Harlequins clinch the English Premiership title with victory over Exeter Chiefs back in June.
Lynagh also scored twice in the first game of the new season at the weekend, when Quins overcame Newcastle Falcons, and earns a first England call-up for the three-day camp at The Lensbury in Teddington from 26-28 September.
It will be the first chance for England’s new-look coaching staff under Jones – after Richard Cockerill, Martin Gleeson and Anthony Seibold were all appointed over the summer – to work with the squad.
Lynagh – who is also eligible to play for Australia or Italy – is joined by fellow uncapped backs Mark Atkinson (Gloucester), Raffi Quirke (Sale) and Ollie Sleightholme (Northampton), while Quins duo Jack Kenningham and Sam Riley, Wasps’ Gabriel Oghre and Sale star Bevan Rodd are the forwards without a Test appearance.
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Experienced heads such as 109-cap Ben Youngs, Owen Farrell, Courtney Lawes and Joe Marler also return to the squad and Jones is excited to work with the group ahead of an Autumn Nations Series that will see them face Tonga, Australia and South Africa.
“This is an exciting squad made up of experienced players and young guys who did well in the summer and have earned their place again,” said the coach.
“We have left out some experienced players but we’re really clear that the door isn’t closed to them, and we’re looking forward to seeing them work hard to get back into contention.
“We have five campaigns now until the 2023 World Cup so each one counts, and this is a chance for this 45 to impress the new coaching staff.”
England squad for training camp:
FORWARDS: Jamie Blamire (Newcastle Falcons, 2 caps), Callum Chick (Newcastle Falcons, 2 caps), Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, 31 caps), Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 33 caps), Trevor Davison (Newcastle Falcons, 1 cap), Alex Dombrandt (Harlequins, 1 cap), Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby, 23 caps), Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers, 30 caps), Joe Heyes (Leicester Tigers, 2 caps), Jonny Hill (Exeter Chiefs, 9 caps), Ted Hill (Worcester Warriors, 2 caps), Maro Itoje (Saracens, 48 caps), Jack Kenningham (Harlequins, uncapped), Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, 87 caps), Lewis Ludlam (Northampton Saints, 10 caps), Lewis Ludlow (Gloucester Rugby, 2 caps), Joe Marler (Harlequins, 72 caps), George Martin (Leicester Tigers, 1 cap), Beno Obano (Bath Rugby, 3 caps), Gabriel Oghre (Wasps, uncapped), Sam Riley (Harlequins, uncapped), Bevan Rodd (Sale Sharks, uncapped), Sam Simmonds (Exeter Chiefs, 7 caps), Kyle Sinckler (Bristol Bears, 44 caps), Will Stuart (Bath Rugby, 12 caps), Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby, 24 caps)
BACKS: Mark Atkinson (Gloucester Rugby, uncapped), Owen Farrell (Saracens, 93 caps), George Furbank (Northampton Saints, 4 caps), Ollie Lawrence (Worcester Warriors, 7 caps), Louis Lynagh (Harlequins, uncapped), Max Malins (Saracens, 8 caps), Joe Marchant (Harlequins, 6 caps), Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby, 66 caps), Raffi Quirke (Sale Sharks, uncapped), Adam Radwan (Newcastle Falcons, 1 cap), Harry Randall (Bristol Bears, 2 caps), Dan Robson (Wasps, 14 caps), Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 40 caps), Ollie Sleightholme (Northampton Saints, uncapped), Marcus Smith (Harlequins, 2 caps), Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers, 2 caps), Manu Tuilagi (Sale Sharks, 43 caps), Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby, 51 caps), Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 109 caps)