Ollie Hassell-Collins named in England's training squad ahead of Six Nations
Ollie Hassell-Collins has been named in England's 36-man Six Nations squad as head coach Eddie Jones made the announcement this morning (Tuesday).
The England squad will join up in Brighton on Monday for a five-day training camp before heading to Pennyhill Park as they continue their preparations for the tournament.
England's first Six Nations match is against Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday, February 5.
Hassell-Collins, who played for London Irish in their European Challenge Cup win over Edinburgh last week, is one of six uncapped players in the squad.
Orlando Bailey, Alfie Barbeary, Ollie Chessum, Tommy Freeman and Luke Northmore have been called up for the first time.
The former St Bartholomew pupil was previously named in Jones' training squad ahead of the 2021 summer internationals.
Hassell-Collins has already represented England at the under-20s Six Nations Championship in 2019.
"Selecting this squad has been a difficult task," said Head Coach Jones. "We've got plenty of good young players coming through and some of our more experienced are rediscovering their best form.
"We think this 36 for the first training week reflects a good balance of that experience and up-and-coming talent."
England's Six Nations squad
Alfie Barbeary, Jamie Blamire, Ollie Chessum, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Tom Curry, Alex Dombrandt, Charlie Ewels, Ellis Genge, Jamie George, Joe Heyes, Jonny Hill, Maro Itoje, Courtney Lawes, Lewis Ludlam, Joe Marler, Bevan Rodd, Sam Simmonds, Kyle Sinckler, Will Stuart
Mark Atkinson, Orlando Bailey, Owen Farrell, Tommy Freeman, George Furbank, Ollie Hassell-Collins, Max Malins, Joe Marchant, Jonny May, Luke Northmore, Jack Nowell, Raffi Quirke, Harry Randall, Henry Slade, Marcus Smith, Freddie Steward, Ben Youngs