Hartley leads England tour of Argentina after Lions snub

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Denny Solomona made his only previous international appearance for Samoa's rugby league team last year.

Denny Solomona made his only previous international appearance for Samoa's rugby league team last year. (Photo: Samoa Observer / File)

LONDON (AP) — A day after being snubbed by the British and Irish Lions, Dylan Hartley was selected by England to lead a much-weakened 31-man squad to tour Argentina in June.

The captain is joined by 15 uncapped players, including Denny Solomona and Sam Underhill.

The 23-year-old Solomona has scored 10 tries in 13 appearances for Sale since converting from rugby league in December. The Auckland-born Solomona made his only previous international appearance for Samoa's rugby league team last year, but has since declared for England.

Underhill is seen as a long-term prospect at openside.

Other than Danny Cipriani, surprise omissions are hooker Tommy Taylor, No. 8 Josh Beaumont, flanker Teimana Harrison as well as wings Marland Yarde and Semesa Rokodaguni.

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