Burrell gets big chance as seven Saints are named in England squad
Uncapped Luther Burrell is one of seven Saints players named in England’s squad for the upcoming QBE internationals.
The centre joins Alex Corbisiero, Dylan Hartley, Courtney Lawes, Tom Wood, Lee Dickson and Ben Foden in the 34-man party for the games against Australia, Argentina and New Zealand.
Burrell, who was on England’s tour of South America during the summer but did not play in either Test against Argentina, has been called up as injury cover.
And with Manu Tuilagi and Brad Barritt ruled out he will look to make a big impression on national boss Stuart Lancaster.
The squad will assemble in Leeds on Monday, October 21 before returning to the Pennyhill training base six days later leading into the first game against Australia at Twickenham on November 2.
And Lancaster said: “We have been looking forward to this QBE Internationals series ever since we got back from Argentina.
“As a coaching group we have watched a lot of rugby and we are pleased with the form of the squad.
“The camp is an important part of our preparation and we are looking forward to meeting up. “Inevitably there have been some injuries and there is still a big European weekend ahead. But injures always create opportunities and we are pleased to call up Tom Johnson, Joel Tomkins, Henry Trinder and Luther Burrell into the senior EPS, with Luther joining us as injury cover.
“It will be great for Luther to come in and put a marker down in what is going to be a competitive selection leading into the Australia game.
“We have three major Tests ahead of us and we are looking forward to the challenge.”
David Attwood (Bath Rugby) Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers) Alex Corbisiero (Northampton Saints) Tom Johnson (Exeter Chiefs) Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints) Matt Kvesic (Gloucester Rugby) Joe Launchbury (London Wasps) Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints) Joe Marler (Harlequins) Ben Morgan (Gloucester Rugby) Geoff Parling (Leicester Tigers) Chris Robshaw (Harlequins) Billy Vunipola (Saracens) Mako Vunipola (Saracens) David Wilson (Bath Rugby) Tom Wood (Northampton Saints) Tom Youngs (Leicester Tigers)
Backs Chris Ashton (Saracens) Mike Brown (Harlequins) Freddie Burns (Gloucester Rugby) Luther Burrell (Northampton Saints) Danny Care (Harlequins) Lee Dickson (Northampton Saints) Kyle Eastmond (Bath Rugby) Owen Farrell (Saracens) Toby Flood (Leicester Tigers) Ben Foden (Northampton Saints) Alex Goode (Saracens) Henry Trinder (Gloucester Rugby) Joel Tomkins (Saracens) Billy Twelvetrees (Gloucester Rugby) Christian Wade (London Wasps) Marland Yarde (London Irish) Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)