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JJ dropped by England 

England have dropped Jonathan Joseph ahead of their Six Nations clash against Italy at Twickenham on Sunday.

Eddie Jones has retained 24 players ahead of the team announcement on Friday and there is no room for the Bath outside centre who is set to be replaced by Wasps’ Elliot Daly.

Anthony Watson is fit again and he’s also named in the backline options while Mako Vunipola is named in the forwards after playing 70 minutes for Saracens last week.

England squad:

Forwards: Jack Clifford (Harlequins), Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers), Jamie George (Saracens), Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints), James Haskell (Wasps), Nathan Hughes (Wasps), Maro Itoje (Saracens), Joe Launchbury (Wasps), Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints), Joe Marler (Harlequins), Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins), Mako Vunipola (Saracens), Tom Wood (Northampton Saints)

Backs: Mike Brown (Harlequins), Danny Care (Harlequins), Elliot Daly (Wasps), Owen Farrell (Saracens), George Ford (Bath Rugby), Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby), Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs), Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs), Ben Te’o (Worcester Warriors), Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby), Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)

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