England coach Clive Woodward has named a 43-man squad for the World Cup warm-up matches against Wales and France in August and September,
England coach Clive Woodward has named a 43-man squad for the World Cup warm-up matches against Wales and France in August and September, which includes Austin Healeyback in the frame after a lengthy lay-off through injury.
The squad, which will be cut to a final 30 on September 8, contains the 30 players involved in the recent tour of New Zealand and Australia, plus 13 other players, some of whom were involved in England’s Churchill Cup campaign.
Forwards: Neil Back (Leicester), Ian Borthwick (Bath), Martin Corry (Leicester), Lawrence Dallaglio (Wasps), Will Green (Wasps), Danny Grewcock (Bath), Andy Hazell (Gloucester), Richard Hill (Saracens), Martin Johnson (Leicester), Ben Kay (Leicester), Jason Leonard (Harlequins), Lewis Moody (Leicester), Mark Regan (Leeds), Graham Rowntree (Leicester), Alex Sanderson (Sale), Simon Shaw (Wasps), Andy Titterell (Sale), Steve Thompson (Northampton), Phil Vickery (Gloucester), Dorian West (Leicester), Julian White (Leicester), Trevor Woodman (Gloucs), Joe Worsley (Wasps).
Backs: Stuart Abbott (Wasps), Iain Balshaw (Bath), Kyran Bracken (Saracens), Ben Cohen (Northampton), Matt Dawson (Northampton), Will Greenwood (Harlequins), Alex King (Wasps), Andy Gomarsall (Gloucester), Paul Grayson (Northampton), Austin Healey (Leicester), Josh Lewsey (Wasps), Dan Luger (Perpignan), Jamie Noon (Newcastle), Jason Robinson (Sale), Dan Scarbrough (Leeds), James Simpson-Daniel (Gloucester), Ollie Smith (Leicester), Mike Tindall (Bath), Dave Walder (Newcastle), Jonny Wilkinson (Newcastle).