EDDIE JONES has selected five Newcastle Falcons players in his provisional England squad for this summer’s series against the United States and Canada.

With England supplying 12 players to the British and Irish Lions’ tour of South Africa, and also unable to select from Gallagher Premiership semi-finalists Bristol, Exeter, Sale and Harlequins, as well as Championship finalists Saracens, Jones has chosen 21 uncapped players in his 34-man training squad.

Winger Adam Radwan, back-five forward Sean Robinson, prop Trevor Davison, number eight Callum Chick and hooker Jamie Blamire have all received their maiden call-ups to the international fold.

There is no place for Mark Wilson though, with the back rower having been rested along with experienced colleagues George Ford, Jonny May and Ben Youngs.

“It’s great for the lads to receive this recognition, and I’m delighted for all of them,” said Falcons director of rugby Dean Richards. “Along with our other squad members this season they have put in a huge effort to earn this selection, and I’m sure they will all give fantastic accounts of themselves when they join up with the squad for their training camp.”

Jones added: “This is the first squad of three, and we’ll include players from the other clubs where appropriate, when they become available.

"We’ve also given some of our senior players the chance to get some important rest and recovery time after back-to-back seasons, and with no proper pre-season.

“For this group it’s a chance to come into the England environment and really show what they can do. We expect them to be enthusiastic."