England in New Zealand 2014
England add 10 uncapped players to squad
ESPN Staff
May 19, 2014
Harlequins' Dave Ward is in the England mix © Getty Images
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England have added a host of uncapped players to their training group ahead of the match against the Barbarians on June 1 and the three-Test tour of New Zealand.

Due to the staggered end of the season, Stuart Lancaster unveiled a 20-man training group last Thursday and added 18 more on Monday. A final announcement over who will be involved for the game against the Barbarians and those who will tour to New Zealand will come next Monday.

But today's announcement sees a host of fresh faces called into the England mix by Lancaster. In total there are 10 uncapped players in the 18-man group with Harlequins' Rob Buchanan, Joe Gray, Will Collier, Charlie Matthews, Kyle Sinckler, Luke Wallace and Dave Ward getting the call alongside Leicester's Jamie Gibson, Graham Kitchener and Ed Slater.

Lancaster has also called up Mike Brown, Chris Robshaw, Danny Care, Joe Marler, Manu Tuilagi and Ben Youngs who featured in the Six Nations alongside Geoff Parling and Anthony Allen. Sale's uncapped duo James Gaskell and Ross Harrison have also been added while Rob Webber, who is currently nursing a knee injury, joined the squad on Sunday. There is no place in the squad for Mathew Tait who has impressed recently.

"Following the Aviva Premiership semi-finals we are keen to give the players from Harlequins and Leicester some time away before joining camp and will look to bring them in towards the end of the week," Lancaster said. "We've brought Rob Webber in for further assessment and treatment in order to give him the best possible chance of making the tour to New Zealand. James Gaskell and Ross Harrison are rewarded for their development this season and will be joining up in due course in order to prepare for the Barbarians game.

"We'll train today and tomorrow and have a larger group for Thursday and Friday. Then, following an assessment of the weekend's games [Amlin Challenge Cup final, European Rugby Champions Cup play-off second leg and the Heineken Cup final] we will meet and narrow down selection for the Barbarians and New Zealand tour and announce both squads on Monday."

England additions:

Anthony Allen (Leicester Tigers), Mike Brown (Harlequins), Rob Buchanan (Harlequins), Danny Care (Harlequins), Will Collier (Harlequins), Jamie Gibson (Leicester Tigers), Joe Gray (Harlequins), Graham Kitchener (Leicester Tigers), Joe Marler (Harlequins), Charlie Matthews (Harlequins), Geoff Parling (Leicester Tigers), Chris Robshaw (Harlequins), Ed Slater (Leicester Tigers), Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins), Manusamoa Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers), Luke Wallace (Harlequins), Dave Ward (Harlequins), Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)

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