Care, Haskell Get England Rugby Recalls for South Africa Tour
Coach Stuart Lancaster selected 13 uncapped players for the 42-man squad, which will be lead by captain Chris Robshaw. Care returns after being left off England’s Six Nations squad in January for disciplinary reasons, while Haskell was unavailable because he was playing in New Zealand.
“There is a real excitement about this squad,” Lancaster said in a statement on the Rugby Football Union’s website. “We have a massive challenge ahead of us, but it is one that everybody involved -- players, coaches and management -- is looking forward to.”
England will play three Tests against two-time world champion South Africa as part of its five-match tour June 9 to 23.
ENGLAND RUGBY SQUAD =================== FORWARDS: Mouritz Botha (Saracens), Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers), Alex Corbisiero (London Irish), Paul Doran Jones (Northampton Saints), Phil Dowson (Northampton Saints), Carl Fearns (Bath Rugby), Joe Gray (Harlequins), Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints), James Haskell (Otago Highlanders), Tom Johnson (Exeter Chiefs), Graham Kitchener (Leicester Tigers), Joe Launchbury (London Wasps), Joe Marler (Harlequins), Lee Mears (Bath Rugby), Ben Morgan (Scarlets), Matt Mullan (Worcester Warriors), Tom Palmer (Stade Francais), Geoff Parling (Leicester Tigers), Chris Robshaw (captain, Harlequins), George Robson (Harlequins), Matt Stevens (Saracens), Thomas Waldrom (Leicester Tigers), Tom Youngs (Leicester Tigers). BACKS: Anthony Allen (Leicester Tigers), Chris Ashton (Northampton Saints), Brad Barritt (Saracens), Mike Brown (Harlequins), Danny Care (Harlequins,) Lee Dickson (Northampton Saints), Owen Farrell (Saracens), Toby Flood (Leicester Tigers), Ben Foden (Northampton Saints), Alex Goode (Saracens), Charlie Hodgson (Saracens), Jonathan Joseph (London Irish,) George Lowe (Harlequins), Ugo Monye (Harlequins), David Strettle (Saracens), Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers), Jordan Turner-Hall (Harlequins), Christian Wade (London Wasps) Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers).