Brian Aston has included Glouster’s Flying Tongan winger Lesley Vainikolo in the England Six Nations Squad. Vainikolo has only played nine games of Rugby Union since switching codes but has scored nine tries including five in his Premiership debut against Leeds Carnegie.
Josh Lewsey, Andy Farrell, Ollie Barkley and James Simpson-Daniel all miss out. I feel sorry for Farrell, he seems like the real deal but injuries really have hampered him adapting to Union.
England Six Nations Squad: Backs: I Balshaw (Gloucester), D Cipriani (Wasps), M Cueto (Sale Sharks), T Flood (Newcastle), A Gomarsall (Harlequins), C Hodgson (Sale Sharks), J Noon (Newcastle), P Richards (London Irish), P Sackey (Wasps), D Strettle (Harlequins), M Tait (Newcastle), M Tindall (Gloucester), R Wigglesworth (Sale Sharks), J Wilkinson (Newcastle), L Vainikolo (Gloucester). Forwards: S Borthwick (Bath), T Croft (Leicester), G Chuter (Leicester), L Deacon (Leicester), N Easter (Harlequins), J Haskell (Wasps), B Kay (Leicester), L Mears (Bath), L Moody (Leicester), T Payne (Wasps), T Rees (Wasps), M Regan (Bristol), S Shaw (Wasps), A Sheridan (Sale Sharks), M Stevens (Bath), P Vickery (Wasps, capt), J Worsley (Wasps).