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Saints quintet retained by England for France Test week

A quintet of Northampton Saints players have all been retained by England head coach Steve Borthwick ahead of this weekend’s Six Nations Test against France.

Tommy Freeman, Courtney Lawes, Lewis Ludlam, Alex Mitchell and David Ribbans all stayed with the Red Rose squad last week for a training camp in Brighton, and will now look to stake their claim for a spot in the matchday 23 against the defending Grand Slam champions.

The 36-player squad met up yesterday at Pennyhill Park, with Saturday’s match at Twickenham Stadium kicking off at 4.45pm and being broadcast live on ITV and BBC Radio 5 Live.

England squad for France Test week

FORWARDS
Ollie Chessum (Leicester Tigers, 8 caps)
Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers, 98 caps)
Ben Curry (Sale Sharks, 3 caps)
Alex Dombrandt (Harlequins, 12 caps)
Tom Dunn (Bath Rugby, 3 caps)
Ben Earl (Saracens, 15 caps)
Ellis Genge (Bristol Bears, 46 caps)
Jamie George (Saracens, 75 caps)
Joe Heyes (Leicester Tigers, 7 caps)
Nick Isiekwe (Saracens, 10 caps)
Maro Itoje (Saracens, 65 caps)
Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, 97 caps)
Lewis Ludlam (Northampton Saints, 17 caps)
David Ribbans (Northampton Saints, 3 caps)

Bevan Rodd (Sale Sharks, 2 caps)
Sam Simmonds (Exeter Chiefs, 18 caps)
Kyle Sinckler (Bristol Bears, 59 caps)
Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 77 caps)
Jack Walker (Harlequins, 2 caps)
Jack Willis (Toulouse, 8 caps) 

BACKS
Henry Arundell (London Irish, 5 caps)
Owen Farrell (Saracens, 104 caps)
Tommy Freeman (Northampton Saints, 3 caps)
George Ford (Sale Sharks, 81 caps)
Ollie Lawrence (Bath Rugby, 10 caps)
Max Malins (Saracens, 17 caps)
Joe Marchant (Harlequins, 14 caps)
Alex Mitchell (Northampton Saints, 3 caps)
Cadan Murley (Harlequins, uncapped)
Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 54 caps)
Marcus Smith (Harlequins, 20 caps)
Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers, 20 caps)
Manu Tuilagi (Sale Sharks, 50 caps)
Jack van Poortvliet (Leicester Tigers, 10 caps)
Anthony Watson (Leicester Tigers, 53 caps)
Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 122 caps) 

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