Saints eight receive England call-up

The uncapped trio of Lee Dickson, Calum Clark and Phil Dowson have received call-ups to the England squad for the forthcoming Six Nations tournament.

The expectation had been that interim coach Stuart Lancaster would make significant changes and he hasn’t disappointed as England attempt to get over their disappointing performance at the recent World Cup.

England get their campaign under way on February 4 when they travel to Murrayfield to face Scotland.

Squad: Ashton, Foden, Dickson, Farrell, Barritt, Brown, Flood, Hodgson, Simpson, Strettle, M Tuilagi, Sharples, Turner-Hall, Youngs, Cole, Croft, Lawes, Deacon, Hartley, Wood, Dowson, Clark, Robshaw, Botha, Corbisiero, Marler, Mears, Morgan, Webber, Wilson, Plamer, Stevens.