England today added 16 players to their New Zealand tour squad.
The group drawn from Aviva Premiership finalists Northampton Saints and Saracens, along with Bath Rugby’s Anthony Watson and Harlequins’ Kyle Sinckler, will fly this evening and arrive in Auckland on Wednesday morning.
England Head Coach Stuart Lancaster said: “We are looking forward to the guys flying in and adding to the group. We watched the Aviva Premiership final and the England XV game against the Barbarians and are pleased with how the players performed and came through.
“There are no major injuries which would prevent anyone flying and, with four big games to come, we are confident there will be opportunities for everyone on the tour.
“It is great to be able to work with a wider group and we feel that the younger players will really benefit from the experience of coming to New Zealand, understanding the culture and challenging themselves in this the most competitive of environments.”
England squad additions
Chris Ashton (Saracens)
Brad Barritt (Saracens)
Luther Burrell (Northampton Saints)
Lee Dickson (Northampton Saints)
Owen Farrell (Saracens)
Ben Foden (Northampton Saints)
Alex Goode (Saracens)
Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints)
Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints)
Stephen Myler (Northampton Saints)
Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins)
Billy Vunipola (Saracens)
Alex Waller (Northampton Saints)
Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby)
Richard Wigglesworth (Saracens)
Tom Wood (Northampton Saints)