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England call up Burrell & Myler for Summer tour

Luther Burrell on the charge for Northampton Saints

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Article Published: Tuesday 21 May 2013|

England have announced that Northampton Saints backs Luther Burrell and Stephen Myler will join their summer tour squad after this weekend's Aviva Premiership final.

Uncapped pair Burrell, 25, and Myler, 28, have been called up following injuries to Alex Goode (shoulder) and Joel Tomkins (ankle) that have ruled the Saracens pair out of the Barbarians game and the tour which includes matches against a CONSUR XV in Montevideo, Uruguay (June 2) and Tests against Argentina in Salta (June 8) and Buenos Aires (June 15).

England Head Coach Stuart Lancaster said,"Luther Burrell and Stephen Myler have both played well in the second half of the season and they've both got a great opportunity to put a marker down for the future on tour in Uruguay and Argentina.

"Our commiserations go to Alex Goode and Joel Tomkins. It's disappointing that they have to miss out but they have both had excellent seasons and I am sure they will be back in contention next season."

With nine tourists featuring for Leicester Tigers and Northampton Saints on Saturday, England have called up Exeter Chiefs scrum half Haydn Thomas and Sale Sharks lock Kearnan Myall to prepare for this Sunday's match against the Barbarians at Twickenham Stadium (1pm).

Thomas and Myall will complete a 25-man group preparing to take on an experienced Barbarians outfit.

Scrum half Thomas, 30, is in contention for a first appearance in a senior England shirt while 6ft 7in lock Myall, 26, has featured for England Saxons since 2009.

Lancaster added,"This week it's good to have Haydn and Kearnan involved in the senior England environment ahead of what should be a great game against a very strong Barbarians team. They have both played well recently and deserve this opportunity"

England name their side for Sunday's match against the Barbarians on Friday.

England summer tour squad

Forwards (18)
Dave Attwood (Bath Rugby, 2 caps)
Rob Buchanan (Harlequins, uncapped)
Calum Clark (Northampton Saints, uncapped)
Alex Corbisiero (London Irish, 18 caps)
Paul Doran Jones (Northampton Saints, 4 caps)
Tom Johnson (Exeter Chiefs, 5 caps)
Matt Kvesic (Worcester Warriors, uncapped)
Joe Launchbury (London Wasps, 9 caps)
Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, 20 caps)
Joe Marler (Harlequins, 10 caps)
Ben Morgan (Gloucester Rugby, 10 caps)
David Paice (London Irish, 6 caps)
Ed Slater (Leicester Tigers, uncapped)
Henry Thomas (Sale Sharks, uncapped)
Billy Vunipola (London Wasps, uncapped
Rob Webber (Bath Rugby, 3 caps)
David Wilson (Bath Rugby, 26 caps)
Tom Wood (Northampton Saints, captain, 18 caps)

Backs (14)
Mike Brown (Harlequins, 16 caps)
Freddie Burns (Gloucester Rugby, 1 cap)
Luther Burrell (Northampton Saints, uncapped)
Lee Dickson (Northampton Saints, 7 caps)
Kyle Eastmond (Bath Rugby, uncapped)
Ben Foden (Northampton Saints, 30 caps)
Jonathan Joseph (London Irish, 4 caps)
Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby, uncapped)
Stephen Myler (Northampton Saints, uncapped)
David Strettle (Saracens, 13 caps)
Billy Twelvetrees (Gloucester Rugby, 4 caps)
Christian Wade (London Wasps, uncapped)
Richard Wigglesworth (Saracens, 12 caps)
Marland Yarde (London Irish, uncapped)

Added to the squad for Barbarians week:
Kearnan Myall (Sale Sharks, uncapped)
Haydn Thomas (Exeter Chiefs, uncapped)

England squad training ahead of Barbarians match (May 26, Twickenham Stadium.

Forwards (14): Dave Attwood (Bath Rugby), Rob Buchanan (Harlequins), Alex Corbisiero (London Irish), Tom Johnson (Exeter Chiefs), Matt Kvesic (Worcester Warriors), Joe Launchbury (London Wasps), Joe Marler (Harlequins), Ben Morgan (Gloucester Rugby), Kearnan Myall (Sale Sharks), David Paice (London Irish), Henry Thomas (Sale Sharks), Billy Vunipola (London Wasps), Rob Webber (Bath Rugby), David Wilson (Bath Rugby).

Backs (11): Mike Brown (Harlequins), Freddie Burns (Gloucester Rugby), Kyle Eastmond (Bath Rugby), Jonathan Joseph (London Irish), Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby), David Strettle (Saracens), Haydn Thomas (Exeter Chiefs), Billy Twelvetrees (Gloucester Rugby), Christian Wade (London Wasps), Richard Wigglesworth (Saracens), Marland Yarde (London Irish).

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