Leinster’s Ben Te’o called up to England squad for Australia tour

LEINSTER’S BEN TE’O has earned his first England call-up ahead of the three-Test tour of Australia.

Te’o, who will leave Ireland to join the Worcester Warriors after next weekend’s Pro12 final, is one of four uncapped players in Eddie Jones’s squad.

The versatile back, who played rugby league for Samoa but has never been capped at senior international level in rugby union, is eligible through his mother who was born and raised in England.

Northampton back-row Teimana Harrison, Leicester prop Ellis Genge, and Harlequins prop Kyle Sinckler also feature in the 32-man panel.

Jones has also named a reduced squad of 26, which does not feature Te’o or the players involved in the Aviva Premiership final with Saracens and Exeter, for next Saturday’s Test against Wales at Twickenham.

England play the first Test of their Australian tour in Brisbane on 11 June before travelling to Melbourne and Sydney.

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Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers)Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs)Jack Clifford (Harlequins)Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers)Jamie George (Saracens)Teimana Harrison (Northampton Saints)Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints)James Haskell (Wasps)Paul Hill (Northampton Saints)Maro Itoje (Saracens)George Kruis (Saracens)Joe Launchbury (Wasps)Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints)Matt Mullan (Wasps)Chris Robshaw (Harlequins)Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins)Billy Vunipola (Saracens)Mako Vunipola (Saracens)


Mike Brown (Harlequins)Danny Care (Harlequins)Elliot Daly (Wasps)Owen Farrell (Saracens)George Ford (Bath Rugby)Alex Goode (Saracens)Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby)Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs)Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs)Ben Te’o (Worcester Warriors)Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers)Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby)Marland Yarde (Harlequins)Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)

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