England captain Chris Robshaw among 18 players called up to national team's training camp

The Associated Press
May 19, 2014 04:51 AM

LONDON - England captain Chris Robshaw is among 21 players to be added to the national team's training squad ahead of a non-cap match against the Barbarians and the three-test tour of New Zealand next month.

Of the latest batch of players to be called up, 18 come from English teams Harlequins and Leicester after their seasons ended following losses in the Premiership semifinals over the weekend. They join a preliminary 20-man group selected by England coach Stuart Lancaster last week.

The final squad will be announced on May 26.

England fullback Mike Brown was one of the players summoned on Monday despite limping off with a left hamstring injury during Harlequins' 31-17 loss to Saracens in Saturday's second semifinal.

England plays the Barbarians on June 1 before flying to New Zealand.

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