Denny Solomona named in England squad to tour Argentina

Rugby league convert Denny Solomona is in the squad
Rugby league convert Denny Solomona is in the squad

Denny Solomona and Sam Underhill are among 15 uncapped players named in England’s squad for their tour to Argentina.

Rugby league convert Solomona, who was born and raised in New Zealand, qualifies for England on residency grounds, and features in a 31-man party that will be captained by Dylan Hartley who was left out of the British and Irish Lions squad.

Alongside the 15 uncapped players Jones has also called on the experience of Joe Launchbury, James Haskell, Chris Robshaw and Mike Brown, who were also left out of Warren Gatland’s Lions squad. However, there was no place for the Premiership’s top try-scorer Christian Wade.

Instead, Eddie Jones has opted for wingers Nathan Earle and Joe Cokanasiga who join Solomona in the squad.

Jones will oversee the forwards, supported by scrum coach Neal Hatley. Defence coach Paul Gustard adds the line-out and kick-off to his coaching remit and Glen Ella will link up with the squad in Argentina to assist Jones with the attack. The former Wallaby will be supported by skills coach Rory Teague.

“We have picked the best squad we have available and we are looking forward to going to Argentina and winning 2-0,” said England head coach Jones.

“The squad have a great opportunity to represent their country and win for England. There are a few new faces in the set-up so every training session and team meeting will count.

“The Pumas are a physically aggressive side and they have become very good at playing unstructured rugby;…