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Care, Haskell Get England Rugby Recalls for South Africa Tour

May 10, 2012

Danny Care and James Haskell were recalled to the England rugby team for next month’s tour of South Africa.

Coach Stuart Lancaster selected 13 uncapped players for the 42-man squad, which will be lead by captain Chris Robshaw. Care returns after being left off England’s Six Nations squad in January for disciplinary reasons, while Haskell was unavailable because he was playing in New Zealand.

“There is a real excitement about this squad,” Lancaster said in a statement on the Rugby Football Union’s website. “We have a massive challenge ahead of us, but it is one that everybody involved -- players, coaches and management -- is looking forward to.”

England will play three Tests against two-time world champion South Africa as part of its five-match tour June 9 to 23.

FORWARDS: Mouritz Botha (Saracens), Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers),
Alex Corbisiero (London Irish), Paul Doran Jones (Northampton
Saints), Phil Dowson (Northampton Saints), Carl Fearns (Bath
Rugby), Joe Gray (Harlequins), Dylan Hartley (Northampton
Saints), James Haskell (Otago Highlanders), Tom Johnson (Exeter
Chiefs), Graham  Kitchener (Leicester Tigers), Joe Launchbury
(London Wasps), Joe Marler (Harlequins), Lee Mears (Bath Rugby),
Ben Morgan (Scarlets), Matt Mullan (Worcester Warriors), Tom
Palmer (Stade Francais), Geoff Parling (Leicester Tigers), Chris
Robshaw (captain, Harlequins), George Robson (Harlequins), Matt
Stevens  (Saracens), Thomas Waldrom (Leicester Tigers), Tom
Youngs (Leicester Tigers).

BACKS: Anthony Allen (Leicester Tigers), Chris Ashton
(Northampton Saints), Brad Barritt (Saracens), Mike Brown
(Harlequins), Danny Care (Harlequins,) Lee Dickson (Northampton
Saints), Owen Farrell (Saracens), Toby Flood (Leicester Tigers),
Ben Foden (Northampton Saints), Alex Goode (Saracens), Charlie
Hodgson (Saracens), Jonathan Joseph (London Irish,) George Lowe
(Harlequins), Ugo Monye (Harlequins), David Strettle (Saracens),
Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers), Jordan Turner-Hall
(Harlequins), Christian Wade (London Wasps) Ben Youngs
(Leicester Tigers).

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