England lock Maro Itoje and flanker Chris Robshaw have been called up to the training squad by coach Eddie Jones ahead of Saturday's Six Nations match against Italy at Twickenham.

Itoje, who sustained medial ligament damage during England's 32-20 win over holders Ireland in their opening game, had his recovery fast-tracked after Courtney Lawes was ruled out of the tournament due to a calf strain.

Centre Jonathan Joseph, who has 40 caps, was also called up along with uncapped winger Ollie Thorley and number eight Ben Earl.

England are second in the Championship, two points behind Wales who beat Jones's side 21-13 in Cardiff last month.

England squad - Forwards: Dan Cole, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Tom Curry, Ben Earl, Ellis Genge, Jamie George,
Alec Hepburn, Nathan Hughes, Maro Itoje, George Kruis, Joe Launchbury, Ben Moon, Chris Robshaw, Brad Shields, Kyle Sinckler, Billy Vunipola, Harry Williams, Mark Wilson Backs: Joe Cokanasiga, Elliot Daly, Owen Farrell (captain), George Ford, Jonathan Joseph, Jonny May, Jack Nowell, Dan Robson, Henry Slade, Ollie Thorley, Ben Te'o, Manu Tuilagi, Ben Youngs

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