Gloucester Rugby’s Club Captain Lewis Ludlow has been named alongside Jack Singleton in the initial England squad for the first training camp next week ahead of their summer series.
Academy graduate, Ludlow has been a stand-out performer in Cherry & White this season in his first season as Gloucester Rugby skipper. The flanker has led his team from the front, and his performances have not gone unnoticed by Eddie Jones. Ludlow, 26, will be hopeful of earning his first international cap as England take on USA and Canada in their summer internationals.
Singleton joins up with England again for the first time since the 2019 World Cup. The 25-year-old was part the squad that reached the World Cup final and will be looking to add to his three England caps over the summer.
George Skivington is pleased to see the duo earn their call-up.
“Lewis has worked incredibly hard this season, and he’s led by example all year. I’m delighted for Luds that his performances have earned him the opportunity to join up with that England camp and show Eddie what he’s about. I have no doubt in my mind that Lewis will relish that opportunity and we are all really pleased for him.
“It’s great to see Jack back in that mix too, he’s a class operator and has shown in the Premiership and also on the international stage that he can play at the highest level. He’s been a really important figure for us on and off the field this season, and once again we’re delighted for him.”
Further updates to the squad will be provided on Sunday 20 June with the final squad announcement on Monday 28 June.