RUGBY UNION - Wasps back row Barbeary included in England's Six Nations squad - The Coventry Observer

RUGBY UNION - Wasps back row Barbeary included in England's Six Nations squad

Coventry Editorial 19th Jan, 2022 Updated: 19th Jan, 2022   0

WASPS back row Alfie Barbeary has been named in England’s 36-man Six Nations squad following an impressive run of form.


The 21-year-old has scored four tries in seven appearances including one in a victory against reigning European champions Toulouse last weekend.


Barbeary has also notched tries against Gloucester, Munster and London Irish having finally recovered from a long-term injury.


And he has been rewarded with a call-up to the senior England set-up having previously featured for the national team at age-group level.


England Head Coach Eddie Jones told BBC Sport: “He has an extraordinary ability to break tackles and to carry the ball forward in close contact.”


“He feels his best position is in the back row. We agree and we are looking forward to seeing how quickly he can move forward into Test rugby.”


Barbeary is one of six uncapped players named in the squad with Bath fly-half Orlando Bailey and London Irish wing Ollie Hassell-Collins also included.


England start their Six Nations campaign away at Scotland on Saturday, February 5.


England’s Six Nations Squad


Alfie Barbeary, Jamie Blamire, Ollie Chessum, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Tom Curry, Alex Dombrandt, Charlie Ewels, Ellis Genge, Jamie George, Joe Heyges, Jonny Hill, Maro Itoje, Courtney Lawes, Lewis Ludlam, Joe Marler, Bevan Rodd, Sam Simmonds, Kyle Sinckler, Will Stuart


Mark Atkinson, Orlando Bailey, Owen Farrell, Tommy Freeman, George Furbank, Ollie Hassell-Collins, Max Malins, Joe Marchant, Jonny May, Luke Northmore, Jack Nowell, Raffi Quirke, Harry Randall, Henry Slade, Marcus Smith, Freddie Steward, Ben Youngs.

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