Fraser Dingwall leads trio of former Cambridge Rugby Club players named in England squad for 2020 Guinness Six Nations
A trio of former Cambridge Rugby Club players have been named in the England squad for the 2020 Guinness Six Nations.
Fraser Dingwall is a product of the club's mini and youth system and has been chosen for the 34-man squad, having captained the England at last summer's World Under-20 Championships.
He is joined in the first national squad since last year's Rugby World Cup in Japan by Alex Moon and George Furbank, who spent long loan spells at Cambridge.
Full-back Furbank, who played his junior rugby at Huntigdon, was at Cambridge in the 2015/16 and 2016/17 campaigns and played 32 games, scoring nine tries, and second row Moon made 30 appearances for Cambridge across seasons 2015/16 and 2016/17, and scored four tries during that time.
The trio all now play their club rugby for Northampton Saints.
They are among five players called up to the England squad for the first time, while 22 players from England's beaten World Cup final squad have also been selected.
England head coach Eddie Jones: “The Guinness Six Nations for us is all about raising the standards in terms of the way we prepare, tactically and physically how we play the game, and the way we come together off the field.
"But our first task is beating France in France and that is the only game we need to worry about. We will begin our preparations in Portugal, get a bit of sun, some warm conditions and get ourselves physically and mentally right for the game.
"The first three days will be about getting organised. We have got players from 11 clubs so we need to get everyone on the same page quickly, spend a lot of time working on our togetherness and then by Tuesday next week we are in Test preparation for France.”
On his selection, Jones added: “It is always about winning the next game so we have picked the best squad available.
"At the same time, we wanted to bring some young players in because we need to keep building our depth so for those new players it is an exciting opportunity for them.”
England's first game is against France in Paris on Sunday, February 2.
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