Five of the Gloucester Rugby squad joined up with England on Sunday for a summer training camp at Loughborough University.
Ben Morgan, Matt Kvesic, Jonny May, Henry Trinder and Billy Twelvetrees all met up with England team mates at Loughborough ahead of the camp with preparations beginning ahead of the Autumn Internationals and Rugby World Cup 2015.
Fifty-five players will undergo strength and conditioning assessment as well as rugby training and depart at lunchtime on Wednesday.
England Head Coach Stuart Lancaster said: "This camp will give us a chance to get the wider squad together and an opportunity to review the New Zealand tour.
"It will be an important few days for us in terms of complementing the work that the clubs have been doing in pre-season with their strength and conditioning but also from a rugby point of view. The next time we meet will be two weeks before we play New Zealand in the QBE Internationals so this time together is vital.
"In collaboration with Premiership Rugby we have been given the flexibility to announce the England Senior and Saxons squads in October, much closer to our four international matches in November. We appreciate their support of our proposal which enables time to assess the first part of the club season and therefore select players who are in form leading into an important series for us. It also allows an opportunity for players not involved in the training camp this week to put down a marker in terms of their performances ahead of the squad announcement."
A senior squad consisting of 33 players and a 32-man Saxons squad will be announced in October.
England training squad
Alex Corbisiero (Northampton Saints)
Joe Marler (Harlequins)
Matt Mullan (Wasps)
Mako Vunipola (Saracens)
Kieran Brookes (Newcastle Falcons)
Henry Thomas (Bath Rugby)
David Wilson (Bath Rugby)
Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs)
Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints)
Rob Webber (Bath Rugby)
Tom Youngs (Leicester Tigers)
Dave Attwood (Bath Rugby)
Joe Launchbury (Wasps)
Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints)
Geoff Parling (Leicester Tigers)
Ed Slater (Leicester Tigers)
Calum Clark (Northampton Saints)
Tom Croft (Leicester Tigers)
Will Fraser (Saracens)
James Haskell (Wasps)
Tom Johnson (Exeter Chiefs)
Matt Kvesic (Gloucester Rugby)
Ben Morgan (Gloucester Rugby)
Chris Robshaw (Harlequins)
Billy Vunipola (Saracens)
Tom Wood (Northampton Saints)
Jackson Wray (Saracens)
Danny Care (Harlequins)
Lee Dickson (Northampton Saints)
Richard Wigglesworth (Saracens)
Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)
Freddie Burns (Leicester Tigers)
Danny Cipriani (Sale Sharks)
Owen Farrell (Saracens)
George Ford (Bath Rugby)
Stephen Myler (Northampton Saints)
Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs)
Anthony Allen (Leicester Tigers)
Brad Barritt (Saracens)
Luther Burrell (Northampton Saints)
Kyle Eastmond (Bath Rugby)
Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby)
Henry Trinder (Gloucester Rugby)
Manusamoa Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers)
Billy Twelvetrees (Gloucester Rugby)
Chris Ashton (Saracens)
Mike Brown (Harlequins)
Ben Foden (Northampton Saints)
Alex Goode (Saracens)
Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby)
Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs)
Chris Pennell (Worcester Warriors)
Marland Yarde (Harlequins)
Christian Wade (Wasps)
Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby)
The following players will not join the training squad this week due to injury:
Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers)
Sam Dickinson (Northampton Saints)
Ollie Devoto (Bath Rugby)
Speaking to the media following the 31-33 West Country Challenge Cup defeat to Exeter Chiefs at the Memorial Stadium, Director of Rugby David Humphreys was full of praise for his side's battling qualities in a bruising encounter but concerned about the injuries picked up.
The West Country Challenge Cup fixture against the Exeter Chiefs at the Memorial Stadium in Bristol on Saturday (kick off 3pm) will be Gloucester's last chance to work on things like new combinations says Director of Rugby, David Humphreys.
Speaking after the 30-21 West Country Challenge Cup defeat at Bath, Director of Rugby David Humphreys spoke of the improvements his team are making as preseason progresses but acknowledges that there is still work to do ahead of the start of the Aviva Premiership.
Speaking to the local media ahead of Saturday's trip to Bath Rugby in the West Country Challenge Cup, front rower Nick Wood spoke of the hard work put in across the extended preseason and highlighted the competition for front row spots in the squad.
Gloucester have named a 30 man squad for the latest round of West Country Challenge Cup action against Bath on Saturday, with Director of Rugby David Humphreys stressing the need to keep an eye on player workload ahead of what will be a long, tough season.
Describing the 50-7 West Country Challenge Cup win over Bath on Sunday as a '...good hit out...', wing Charlie Sharples admitted that it had been a good opportunity to put into practice things that the squad have been trying out in training in recent weeks.
Speaking to the local media after the 50-7 victory over Bath Rugby on Sunday, David Humphreys was happy with his squad's effort, with the most important aspect being the game time earned by his players.
Gloucester make wholesale changes to the side that started at Exeter last Saturday as they prepare to take on Bath at the Memorial Stadium, Bristol on Sunday in the West Country Challenge Cup (kick off 3pm). The Director of Rugby told GRTV that the players are raring to go and that he's looking forward to seeing different combinations in action.
Following on from the success of the Fanzone in Gloucester, Kingsholm is opening its gates to rugby fans for the final games of Rugby World Cup 2015. Catch the rest of the games throughout the tournament for free on the big screen at Kingsholm Stadium and also get a chance to see the first team training on Sunday.
To celebrate being a Rugby World Cup match venue, Gloucester Rugby is proud to launch The Gloucester Burger, distinctly different to any other, made entirely from locally farmed Pedigree Gloucester Cattle, the UK's rarest breed.