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Harrison named in England training squad

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 8/05/2016 Andrew Baldock
Teimana Harrison of Northampton looks on during the Aviva Premiership match against Bath April 30, 2016 © David Rogers/Getty Images Teimana Harrison of Northampton looks on during the Aviva Premiership match against Bath April 30, 2016

England coach Eddie Jones has named eight uncapped players among a 26-man squad for a three-day training camp in Brighton, including Northampton's New Zealand flanker Teimana Harrison.

Rotorua-born Dylan Hartley, who captained England to the Six Nations title, is also in the squad after shaking off concussion symptoms while mercurial Sale first five-eighth Danny Cipriani wins a recall.

No players involved in the Premiership play-offs, which will be contested by Saracens, Leicester, Exeter and Wasps, were considered for the camp on May 17-19.

Harrison, 23, has developed into a force in the English domestic game after arriving at Northampton in 2012.

The Opotiki-born flanker's father was born in Derby.

Jones will prepare England for a Twickenham Test against Wales on May 29, followed by next month's three-Test Australia tour.

"We know the speed of the game in Australia will be considerably higher than the Six Nations, so this short camp, as well as the preparation time ahead of Wales, is going to be vital to our progression," Jones said.

"Tour places are still up for grabs, and I expect the players in this camp - as well as those involved in the play-offs - to continue to make their case for selection."

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