Harlequins fly-half Marcus Smith returns to England squad ahead of France match |  Rugby Union News

Marcus Smith returns to the England squad for his or her subsequent Six Nations match with France after starring in Harlequins’ win over Exeter on Saturday

Final replace: 03/23/05 7:26 p.m.

Marcus Smith is again within the English setup forward of his recreation towards France

Steve Borthwick has recalled Harlequins fly-half Marcus Smith to his 36-man squad for the upcoming Six Nations recreation between England and France.

Smith had been launched from the England outfit and made accessible to Quins final week as Borthwick pressured his want for “recreation time” at membership stage.

The 24-year-old notably starred in his facet’s 40-5 victory over Exeter on Saturday, scoring two tries and solely lacking a spot kick with Borthwick and England attacking coach Nick Evans in attendance .

“Marcus did precisely what Steve Borthwick requested of him,” Tabai Matson stated. “After I spoke to Steve on Sunday he stated he needed Marcus again, run the sport and get some minutes.

“On the finish of the day, his success at worldwide stage has been underpinned by what he is carried out right here. Our attacking system is sort of constructed round him and for him to come back again and discover area, whether or not that is operating, kicking or passing simply exhibits you what a uncommon expertise he’s.”

There’s a return to the squad for Joe Heyes, headed tight, after dropping his place following Will Stuart’s return to health and with Leicester Tigers team-mate Dan Cole coming off the bench throughout in every of England’s final three video games.

Full England squad:

Forwards: Ollie Chessum (Leicester Tigers, 8 caps), Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers, 98 caps), Ben Curry (Sale Sharks, 3 caps), Alex Dombrandt (Harlequins, 12 caps), Tom Dunn (Tub Rugby, 3 caps) , Ben Earl (Saracens, 15 caps), Ellis Genge (Bristol Bears, 46 caps), Jamie George (Saracens, 75 caps), Joe Heyes (Leicester Tigers, 7 caps), Nick Isiekwe (Saracens, 10 caps), Maro Itoje (Saracens, 65 caps), Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, 97 caps), Lewis Ludlam (Northampton Saints, 17 caps), David Ribbans (Northampton Saints, 3 caps), Bevan Rodd (Sale Sharks, 2 caps), Sam Simmonds ( Exeter Chiefs, 18 caps), Kyle Sinckler (Bristol Bears, 59 caps), Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 77 caps), Jack Walker (Harlequins, 2 caps), Jack Willis (Toulouse, 8 caps).

Backs: Henry Arundell (London Irish, 5 caps), Owen Farrell (Saracens, 104 caps), Tommy Freeman (Northampton Saints, 3 caps), George Ford (Sale Sharks, 81 caps), Ollie Lawrence (Tub Rugby, 10 caps) , Max Malins (Saracens, 17 caps), Joe Marchant (Harlequins, 14 caps), Alex Mitchell (Northampton Saints, 3 caps), Cadan Murley (Harlequins, uncapped), Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 54 caps), Marcus Smith (Harlequins, 20 caps), Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers, 20 caps), Manu Tuilagi (Sale Sharks, 50 caps), Jack van Poortvliet (Leicester Tigers, 10 caps), Anthony Watson (Leicester Tigers, 53 caps), Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 122 caps).

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