Barbeary gets first England call-up for Autumn Nations Cup final


FILE PHOTO: Rugby Union - Premiership - Wasps v Bristol Bears - Ricoh Arena, Coventry, Britain - November 22, 2020 Wasps' Alfie Barbeary in action with Bristol Bears' Chris Vui Action Images/Matthew Childs

(Reuters) - Wasps hooker Alfie Barbeary has been given his first England call-up after being included in the 33-man squad for Sunday's Autumn Nations Cup final against France.

The 20-year-old made an immediate impact when he scored a try on his Premiership debut from the bench against Worcester Warriors in August and then scored a hat-trick on his first start, against Leicester Tigers in September.

He has won three England Under-20 caps and was part of his country's 2019 World Rugby Under-20 Championship squad.

Joe Marchant and Jacob Umaga have returned to the squad after injury while Jonathan Joseph has withdrawn with a calf problem.

Backs

Joe Cokanasiga (Bath Rugby, 9 caps)

Elliot Daly (Saracens, 46 caps)

Owen Farrell (Saracens, 87 caps)

George Ford (Leicester Tigers, 71 caps)

Ollie Lawrence (Worcester Warriors, 3 caps)

Max Malins (Bristol Bears, 2 caps)

Joe Marchant (Harlequins, 4 caps)

Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby, 60 caps)

Alex Mitchell (Northampton Saints, uncapped)

Dan Robson (Wasps, 6 caps)

Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 33 caps)

Ollie Thorley (Gloucester Rugby, 1 cap)

Jacob Umaga (Wasps, uncapped)

Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby, 45 caps)

Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 103 caps)

Forwards

Alfie Barbeary (Wasps, uncapped)

Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, 25 caps)

Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 27 caps)

Ben Earl (Bristol Bears, 7 caps)

Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby, 17 caps)

Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers, 22 caps)

Jamie George (Saracens, 53 caps)

Jonny Hill (Exeter Chiefs, 3 caps)

Maro Itoje (Saracens, 42 caps)

Joe Launchbury (Wasps, 68 caps)

Joe Marler (Harlequins, 71 caps)

Kyle Sinckler (Bristol Bears, 39 caps)

Will Stuart (Bath Rugby, 7 caps)

Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby, 21 caps)

Billy Vunipola (Saracens, 55 caps)

Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 63 caps)

Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs, 18 caps)

Jack Willis (Wasps, 2 caps)

(Writing by Brian Homewood; Editing by Christian Radnedge)

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