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Ollie Hassell-Collins Removed from England’s World Cup Training Squad

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Ollie Hassell-Collins, the winger, will transition from London Irish to Leicester in the 2023-24 season.

In a recent shake-up of England’s World Cup training squad, Ollie Hassell-Collins, aged 24, has been removed to make way for returning players from Northampton Saints and Leicester Tigers.

Having made his debut in the Six Nations in February, Hassell-Collins participated in two out of England’s five matches.

The list also includes changes for scrum-halves Ben Spencer and Harry Randall, with Leicester’s Ben Youngs, the most capped player in England’s men’s team, gaining a spot.

Members of the Saints and Tigers squads have rejoined following their involvement in the Premiership semi-finals.

This squad selection is the second in a series of three planned by head coach Steve Borthwick in preparation for the four-Test summer series beginning with Wales on 5 August.

The final 33-man squad for the World Cup, commencing on 8 September, will be announced on 7 August.

Saracens and Sale Sharks players are yet to be included after the Premiership final.

In spite of recent injuries, centre Ollie Lawrence and hooker Jack Walker will remain with the squad. Billy Vunipola, Ollie Chessum, and Luke Cowan-Dickie, number eight, lock and hooker respectively, will also stay as they recover from their injuries.

England Squad

Forwards: Jamie Blamire, Dan Cole, Alex Dombrandt, Tom Dunn, Charlie Ewels, Ellis Genge, Joe Heyes, Ted Hill, Courtney Lawes, Lewis Ludlam, Joe Marler, George Martin, Zach Mercer, Beno Obano, Tom Pearson, Val Rapava-Ruskin, David Ribbans, Kyle Sinckler, Will Stuart, Sam Underhill.

Backs: Henry Arundell, Danny Care, Joe Cokanasiga, Fraser Dingwall, Tommy Freeman, Will Joseph, Joe Marchant, Jonny May, Alex Mitchell, Cadan Murley, Guy Porter, Henry Slade, Fin Smith, Marcus Smith, Freddie Steward, Jack van Poortvliet, Anthony Watson, Ben Youngs.

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