It is a first inclusion in a full England training camp for 20-year-old fly-half Smith, who has caught the eye with a series of mature performances since joining the men in Black, Green and Gold from Worcester Warriors earlier this season.
Mitchell, Freeman, and Ludlam will be hoping to add to their international tallies of one, three and 14 caps respectively during the Six Nations, while Lawes (96 caps) could bring up an England century if he plays at least four matches during the Championship.
“This is an exciting squad, with a blend of Six Nations experience and young talent, and includes players who are in excellent form in the Premiership,” said Borthwick.
“We are all looking forward to the challenges of the Six Nations and we will approach this great tournament with a spirit of courage and total commitment.
“I know the players can't wait to get back to Twickenham and give our fans a performance they can be proud of. The hard work for the Scotland game starts now.”Steve Borthwick, England Head Coach
England squad for 2023 Six Nations
Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints)
Lewis Ludlam (Northampton Saints)
Tommy Freeman (Northampton Saints)
Alex Mitchell (Northampton Saints)
Fin Smith (Northampton Saints)
Jack van Poortvliet