(Reuters) - England coach Eddie Jones has named 17 uncapped players in his 32-man squad for next month’s two-test tour of Argentina.
Bath flanker Sam Underhill keeps his place despite picking up an injury during his debut in England’s 28-14 win over the Barbarians at Twickenham on Sunday.
Denny Solomona is also in the squad despite suffering a foot sprain during England’s recent training camp in Brighton, although Marland Yarde of the Harlequins has been called up as cover.
“I‘m really excited about this test series in Argentina. It is a big opportunity for this group and we are going out there to win 2-0,” Jones said in a statement on Monday.
“We are looking forward to a good week of preparation in London before we depart this weekend.”
Captain Dylan Hartley, second-rower Joe Launchbury and flanker Chris Robshaw are the most experienced forwards in the squad, with a combined 181 caps between them.
Harlequins’ fullback Mike Brown and scrum-half Danny Care are the most experienced backs in the squad, alongside George Ford and Gloucester’s Jonny May.
The two-match series kicks off on June 10, with the second game a week later.
Forwards: Don Armand (Exeter Chiefs, uncapped), Will Collier (Harlequins, uncapped), Ben Curry (Sale Sharks, uncapped), Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, uncapped), Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby, 3 caps), Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers, 1 cap), Dylan Hartley, captain (Northampton Saints, 84 caps), Nathan Hughes (Wasps, 8 caps), Nick Isiekwe (Saracens, uncapped), Joe Launchbury (Wasps, 42 caps), Matt Mullan (Wasps, 15 caps), Chris Robshaw, vice captain (Harlequins, 55 caps), Nick Schonert (Worcester Warriors, uncapped), Tommy Taylor (Wasps, 1 cap), Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby, uncapped), Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs, uncapped), Mark Wilson (Newcastle Falcons, uncapped)
Backs: Mike Brown, vice captain (Harlequins, 60 caps), Danny Care, vice captain (Harlequins, 71 caps), Joe Cokanasiga (London Irish, uncapped), Ollie Devoto (Exeter Chiefs, 1 cap), Nathan Earle (Saracens, uncapped), George Ford, vice captain (Bath Rugby, 36 caps), Piers Francis (Northampton Saints, uncapped), Sam James (Sale Sharks, uncapped), Alex Lozowski (Saracens, uncapped), Harry Mallinder (Northampton Saints, uncapped), Jack Maunder (Exeter Chiefs, uncapped), Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby, 25 caps), Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 5 caps), Denny Solomona (Sale Sharks, uncapped), Marland Yarde (Harlequins, 11 caps)
Reporting by Simon Jennings in Bengaluru, editing by Pritha Sarkar