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England recalls World Cup-winning center Tindall

England recalls World Cup-winning center Tindall

England manager Martin Johnson recalled World Cup-winning center Mike Tindall and former first-choice wing Mark Cueto to his elite squad Wednesday ahead of this season's Six Nations.
Johnson reacted to chastening November losses at home to Australia, South Africa and New Zealand by bolstering the experience in his squad, although he also named uncapped Northampton back Ben Foden.
Foden, who can play at scrumhalf or fullback, was one of five changes to the squad.
Nick Easter replaced Jordan Crane, while Ugo Monye, who played on the wing against the Tri-Nations sides, replaced James Simpson-Daniel.
The 30-year-old Tindall replaced Dan Hipkiss to join Phil Vickery as just one of two survivors from the 2003 World Cup-winning lineup. The pair were also in the team that finished runner-up in the 2007 final.
Cueto came in for Olly Barkley and Foden replaced Peter Richards.
Johnson is still weighing up possible replacements for injured Wasps forwards Tom Palmer and Tom Rees, who were still in the squad even though they are sidelined.
England starts the Six Nations on Feb. 7 against Italy at Twickenham.
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Squad:
Forwards: Steve Borthwick, George Chuter, Tom Croft, Nick Easter, Dylan Hartley, James Haskell, Nick Kennedy, Lee Mears, Lewis Moody, Luke Narraway, Tom Palmer, Tim Payne, Tom Rees, Simon Shaw, Andrew Sheridan, Matt Stevens, Phil Vickery.
Backs: Delon Armitage, Danny Care, Danny Cipriani, Mark Cueto, Harry Ellis, Toby Flood, Ben Foden, Riki Flutey, Shane Geraghty, Ugo Monye, Olly Morgan, Jamie Noon, Paul Sackey, Mathew Tait, Mike Tindall.


Updated : 2021-05-07 23:35 GMT+08:00