New Zealand-born center among 4 newcomers for England

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Ben Te'o

Ben Te'o

A New Zealand-born inside center who has represented Samoa in international rugby league and currently plays club rugby in Ireland is one of four newcomers in England's squad for its upcoming tour of Australia.

Ben Te'o, whose mother was born in England, has been fast-tracked into the England squad after sealing a move to English league side Worcester from Leinster for next season.

Other newcomers to Eddie Jones' 32-man squad are props Ellis Genge and Kyle Sinckler, and back-rower Teimana Harrison.

Center Manu Tuilagi was included despite hurting a hamstring muscle in domestic action on Saturday. He will likely be pulled from the squad.

Winger Chris Ashton is a shock exclusion from the touring party after his impressive form for European champion Saracens this season.


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