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Hartley picked to captain England for tour of Argentina after Lions omission

Eddie Jones has named 15 uncapped players in his squad.

Dylan Hartley celebrates Dylan Hartley with the Six Nations trophy in Dublin in March. Dan Sheridan / INPHO Dan Sheridan / INPHO / INPHO

A DAY AFTER being omitted from the Lions squad, Dylan Hartley has been named as captain of England’s tour to Argentina in June.

Eddie Jones has selected Hartley as his captain as part of a 31-man squad that contains 15 uncapped players for the tests against Argentina on 10 June and 17 June.

Hartley is one of eight players included that saw game time when England lost their final Six Nations game against Ireland in March.

The other seven experienced figures are Mike Brown, George Ford, Danny Care, Joe Launchbury, James Haskell, Tom Wood and Nathan Hughes.

The squad includes six uncapped players in the pack in Will Collier, Harry Williams, Nick Isiekwe, Sam Underhill and the Curry brothers, Ben and Tom.

There are nine newcomers in the backs in Jack Maunder, Piers Francis, Alex Lozowski, Harry Mallinder, Joe Marchant, Sam James, Denny Solomona, Nathan Earle and Joe Cokanasiga.

Here’s the squad in full.


Backs: Mike Brown – vice-captain (Harlequins), Danny Care – vice captain (Harlequins), Joe Cokanasiga (London Irish), Nathan Earle (Saracens), George Ford – vice captain (Bath Rugby), Piers Francis (Auckland Blues/Northampton Saints), Sam James (Sale Sharks), Alex Lozowski (Saracens), Harry Mallinder (Northampton Saints), Joe Marchant (Harlequins), Jack Maunder (Exeter Chiefs), Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby), Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs), Denny Solomona (Sale Sharks).

Forwards: Will Collier (Harlequins), Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs), Ben Curry (Sale Sharks), Tom Curry (Sale Sharks), Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby), Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers, Dylan Hartley – captain (Northampton Saints), James Haskell (Wasps), Paul Hill (Northampton Saints), Nathan Hughes (Wasps), Nick Isiekwe (Saracens), Joe Launchbury (Wasps), Matt Mullan (Wasps), Chris Robshaw (Harlequins), Sam Underhill (Ospreys/Bath Rugby), Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs), Tom Wood (Northampton Saints).

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