Eddie Jones's side finish the 2022 championship in third place

England Six Nations Squad 2022

England ended their 2022 Six Nations campaign by losing 25-13 in Paris.

The defeat means they finished third in the Six Nations table having won just two matches in this championship, against Italy and Wales.

They trailed 18-6 at half-time at the Stade de France before a Freddie Steward try brought them back into the match. But Antoine Dupont then crossed on the hour mark and France won the Grand Slam.

England team to play France – Saturday 19 March

George Furbank; Freddie Steward, Joe Marchant, Henry Slade, Jack Nowell; Marcus Smith, Ben Youngs; Ellis Genge, Jamie George, Will Stuart, Maro Itoje, Nick Isiekwe, Courtney Lawes (captain), Sam Underhill, Sam Simmonds.

Replacements: Nic Dolly, Joe Marler, Kyle Sinckler, Ollie Chessum, Alex Dombrandt, Harry Randall, George Ford, Elliot Daly.

England 15-32 Ireland

England delivered an impressive performance after being reduced to 14 men after just two minutes against Ireland, but they eventually lost their fourth-round Six Nations match 32-15.

Charlie Ewels was sent off early on but England were level at 15-15 at the hour mark after producing arguably their best performance of the tournament to date, pressurising Ireland with their scrum dominance and kicking game.

However, late tries from Jack Conan and Finlay Bealham meant Ireland broke 14-man England eventually.

England team to play Ireland – Saturday 12 March

Freddie Steward; Max Malins, Joe Marchant, Henry Slade, Jack Nowell; Marcus Smith, Harry Randall; Ellis Genge, Jamie George, Kyle Sinckler, Maro Itoje, Charlie Ewels, Courtney Lawes (captain), Tom Curry, Sam Simmonds.

Replacements: Jamie Blamire, Joe Marler, Will Stuart, Joe Launchbury, Alex Dombrandt, Ben Youngs, George Ford, Elliot Daly.

England 23-19 Wales

England withstood a late fightback from Wales to win their third-round Six Nations match 23-19 at Twickenham.

England led 12-0 at half-time thanks to four Marcus Smith penalties and extended that to 17-0 early in the second half when Alex Dombrandt scored a try.

However, Wales hit back with two tries in five minutes before the hour mark – Josh Adams and Nick Tompkins scoring. Another two Smith penalties gave England an 11-point cushion going into the final ten minutes but a Kieran Hardy try in the final minute, converted quickly by Dan Biggar to allow a restart, led to a nervy finish for the hosts.

Wales maintained possession for several minutes before a Maro Itoje turnover allowed England to kick the ball to touch and ensure the victory.

England team to play Wales – Saturday 26 February

Freddie Steward; Max Malins, Elliot Daly, Henry Slade, Jack Nowell; Marcus Smith, Harry Randall; Ellis Genge, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Kyle Sinckler, Charlie Ewels, Maro Itoje, Courtney Lawes (captain), Tom Curry, Alex Dombrandt.

Replacements: Jamie George, Joe Marler, Will Stuart, Nick Isiekwe, Sam Simmonds, Ben Youngs, George Ford, Joe Marchant.

* Manu Tuilagi was originally named in the squad but has now been ruled out by injury. The starting line-up will be confirmed on Saturday.

Italy 0-33 England

England bounced back from defeat by Scotland in the first round of the Six Nations to run in five tries in a 33-0 win over Italy in Rome.

Marcus Smith starred in the England win, opening the scoring by bursting over in the tenth minute and playing his part in other tries too. He was deservedly named Player of the Match.

Jamie George also crossed for two first-half tries before Elliot Daly wrapped up the bonus point soon after the break. Then Kyle Sinckler wrapped up the scoring in the 73rd minute, being put away under the posts by Max Malins.

England team to play Italy – Sunday 13 February

Freddie Steward; Max Malins, Joe Marchant, Henry Slade, Jack Nowell; Marcus Smith, Harry Randall; Ellis Genge, Jamie George, Will Stuart, Charlie Ewels, Nick Isiekwe, Maro Itoje, Tom Curry (captain), Alex Dombrandt.

Replacements: Luke Cowan-Dickie, Joe Marler, Kyle Sinckler, Ollie Chessum, Sam Simmonds, Ben Youngs, George Ford, Elliot Daly.

Scotland 20-17 England

England lost 20-17 to Scotland in their opening match of the 2022 Six Nations.

Eddie Jones‘s side led 17-10 with 15 minutes to go but then conceded a penalty try as Luke Cowan-Dickie was sin-binned for slapping the ball into touch. Finn Russell slotted a penalty to make it 20-17 and England were unable to capitalise on possession late on to draw or win the match.

So Scotland retained the Calcutta Cup after winning back-to-back matches against England for the first time since 1983-84.

England team to play Scotland – Saturday 5 February

Freddie Steward; Max Malins, Elliot Daly, Henry Slade, Joe Marchant; Marcus Smith, Ben Youngs; Ellis Genge, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Kyle Sinckler, Maro Itoje, Nick Isiekwe, Lewis Ludlam, Tom Curry (captain), Sam Simmonds.

Replacements: Jamie George, Joe Marler, Will Stuart, Charlie Ewels, Alex Dombrandt, Harry Randall, George Ford, Jack Nowell.

England Six Nations Squad 2022

Backs

(DoB/Club/Position/Test debut/caps)

Mark Atkinson (8 Mar 1990/Gloucester/Centre/2021 v Tonga/1)
Orlando Bailey (29 Sep 2001/Bath/Fly-half/Uncapped)
Owen Farrell (24 Sep 1991/Saracens/Fly-half or centre/2012 v Scotland/94 (+6 for Lions)) – replaced by George Ford (16 Mar 1993/Leicester Tigers/Fly-half/2014 v Wales/81) after suffering an ankle injury
Tommy Freeman (5 Mar 2001/Northampton Saints/Full-back/Uncapped)
George Furbank (17 Oct 1996/Northampton Saints/Full-back/2020 v France/6)
Ollie Hassell-Collins (17 Jan 1999/London Irish/Wing/Uncapped)
Max Malins (7 Jan 1997/Saracens/Full-back or fly-half/2020 v Georgia/14)
Joe Marchant (16 Jul 1996/Harlequins/Centre/2019 v Wales/12)
Jonny May (1 Apr 1990/Gloucester/Wing/2013 v Argentina/69) – replaced by Elliot Daly (8 Oct 1992/Saracens/Wing or full-back/2016 v Ireland/62) after suffering a knee injury
Luke Northmore (16 Mar 1997/Harlequins/Centre/Uncapped)
Jack Nowell (11 Apr 1993/Exeter Chiefs/Wing/2014 v France/39)
Raffi Quirke (18 Aug 2001/Sale Sharks/Scrum-half/2021 v Australia/2)
Harry Randall (18 Dec 1997/Bristol Bears/Scrum-half/2021 v USA/6)
Henry Slade (19 Mar 1993/Exeter Chiefs/Centre/2015 v France/48)
Marcus Smith (14 Feb 1999/Harlequins/Fly-half/2021 v USA/10)
Freddie Steward (5 Dec 2000/Leicester Tigers/Full-back or wing/2021 v USA/10)
Manu Tuilagi (18 May 1991/Sale Sharks/Centre/2011 v Wales/45)
Ben Youngs (5 Sep 1989/Leicester Tigers/Scrum-half/2010 v Scotland/117 (+2 for Lions))

Forwards

Alfie Barbeary (5 Oct 2000/Wasps/Hooker or back-row/Uncapped)
Jamie Blamire (22 Dec 1997/Newcastle Falcons/Hooker/2021 v USA/6)
Ollie Chessum (6 Sep 2000/Leicester Tigers/Lock/2022 v Italy/2)
Luke Cowan-Dickie (20 Jun 1993/Exeter Chiefs/Hooker/2015 v France/34 (+3 for Lions))
Tom Curry (15 Jun 1998/Sale Sharks/Flanker/2017 v Argentina/40 (+3 for Lions))
Alex Dombrandt (29 Apr 1997/Harlequins/No 8 or lock/2021 v Canada/9)
Charlie Ewels (29 Jun 1995/Bath/Lock/2016 v Fiji/30)
Ellis Genge (16 Feb 1995/Leicester Tigers/Prop/2016 v Wales/36)
Jamie George (20 Oct 1990/Saracens/Hooker/2015 v France/66 (+3 for Lions))
Joe Heyes (13 Apr 1999/Leicester Tigers/Prop/2021 v USA/2)
Jonny Hill (8 Jun 1994/Exeter Chiefs/Lock/2020 v Italy/12)
Nick Isiekwe (20 Apr 1998/Saracens/Lock or back-row/2017 v Argentina/7)
Maro Itoje (28 Oct 1994/Saracens/Lock or back-row/2016 v Italy/56 (+6 for Lions))
Courtney Lawes (23 Feb 1989/Northampton Saints/Lock/2009 v Australia/93 (+5 for Lions))
Lewis Ludlam (8 Dec 1995/Northampton Saints/Back-row/2019 v Wales/11) – replaced by Joe Launchbury (12 Apr 1991/Wasps/Lock/2012 v Fiji/70)
Joe Marler (7 Jul 1990/Harlequins/Prop/2012 v South Africa/79)
Bevan Rodd (26 Aug 2000/Sale Sharks/Prop/2021 v Australia/2)
Tom Pearson (26 Oct 1999/London Irish/Flanker/Uncapped)
Sam Simmonds (10 Nov 1994/Exeter Chiefs/No 8/2017 v Argentina/14)
Kyle Sinckler (30 Mar 1993/Bristol Bears/Prop/2016 v South Africa/52 (+6 for Lions))
Will Stuart (12 Jul 1996/Bath Rugby/Prop/2020 v France/20)

England Six Nations Fixtures 2022

(All kick-off times are GMT)

Round 1

Sat 5 February, Scotland 20-17 England Scotland retain Calcutta Cup

Round 2

Sun 13 February, Italy 0-33 England Marcus Smith stars in England win over Italy

Round 3

Sat 26 February, England 23-19 Wales England hold off Wales in frantic second half

Round 4

Sat 12 March, England 15-32 Ireland Ireland break 14-man England – eventually

Round 5

Sat 19 March, France 25-13 England France win the Grand Slam

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