Former Ponteland back-rower Callum Chick has been called up to the England Summer Series Squad alongside a total of five Newcastle Falcons players.

Chick, who has captained the U18 England side in the past, has been called into head coach Eddie Jones’ squad that will undertake a five-day training camp next week.

With many of the regular England internationals currently part of the British and Irish Lions Squad and more names missing due to the latter stages of the Gallagher Premiership, Jones has called up a total of 21 uncapped players as part of his first squad.

 “This is the first squad of three and we’ll include players from the other clubs where appropriate, when they become available,” said England head coach Jones.

“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, full of energy and we want them to know there is no limit to their horizon.

“There is a lot of talent in this squad but the challenge for them is to turn talent into performance.

“We’re really looking forward to working with this group of young players and see where we can take them. They have the opportunity to take on the world.”

After the training camp, Jones will name a revised squad on Sunday, June 20, with an England A side set to play Scotland A at Mattioli Woods Welford Road in Leicester the following weekend.

With the final of the Gallagher Premiership set to take place on June 21, England will then name a third squad featuring players who had previously been unavailable due to their club commitments after that match, with the national side set to face both the USA and Canada in early July.

Both matches are set to take place at Twickenham and will be live on Channel 4. On July 4, England will face the USA, while the Canada game will take place six days later on July 10.

Chick has been named in the first squad alongside Falcons teammates Adam Radwan, Sean Robinson, Jamie Blamire and Trevor Davison.