England name uncapped Wasps duo Jack Willis and Jacob Umaga in squad for Six Nations finale Italy and Autumn Nations Cup as Simmonds brothers miss out and Henry Slade is included after heroics for Exeter
Willis was expected to be picked in the 36-man party following a blockbusting season in which he emerged as the Gallagher Premiership’s foremost breakdown specialist, but Umaga’s inclusion is a surprise.
The 22-year-old is chosen ahead of Exeter’s Joe Simmonds and could win his first cap in Rome on Saturday due to being only one of two fly-halves present alongside Owen Farrell.
Wasps’ Jacob Umaga has earned a surprise call-up to the England squad
Henry Slade is also included fresh from his heroics in helping the Chiefs defeat Wasps 19-13 in the Premiership final on Saturday and has experience at 10.
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