Eddie Jones took England training on Sunday morning on the second day of their summer training camp at the Lensbury Club in Teddington.
Jones has his squad together to work on routines and drills, with England not set to play another fixture until November’s autumn internationals.
Despite the heatwave in England continuing, with temperatures reaching 27 degrees in south-west London on Sunday morning, Jones allowed no let up in the intensity of training.
Eddie Jones took England training on Sunday on the second day of their summer camp
Chris Ashton was among the surprise names included in the 44-man squad in Teddington
Jones has got his squad together to work on routines and drills ahead of the autumn series
Jones remains under a certain amount of pressure following a run of six successive defeats earlier this year, which saw them finish fifth in the Six Nations and lose the June tour of South Africa.
The rot was stopped when England won the final game of the South African series, but World Cup winning former international says Jones remains under the cosh.
He told the Daily Star: ‘Winning that final test means England now have a starting point to try and build some momentum, but the pressure is still ramped up on Eddie and the team.
‘They have to win all the three autumn internationals against big southern hemisphere rivals. By then you will be technically in a World Cup year and if they lose them they will be in a really bad place.’
Despite the heatwave continuing, with temperatures reaching 27 degrees, there was no let up
Mercurial fly-half Danny Cirpriani (R), brought in from the cold by Jones, was among the squad
Jones remains under pressure following a run of six successive defeats earlier this year
England will play South Africa, New Zealand and Australia at Twickenham in November, as well as Japan, who host the World Cup in 2019.
And Jones sprung some surprises in his 44-man squad selection, including recalling Chris Ashton for the first time since 2016.
The 31-year-old, who has not scored an international try since 2014, was invited back into the set-up after returning to the Premiership from French side Toulon with Jones saying his move to Sale Sharks proved he had ‘the right attitude’.
Another notable participant was Danny Cirpriani. The 30-year-old fly-half also found himself out of favour for much of Jones’ regime, but earned a shot at redemption after impressing against the Barbarians and South Africa.
George Ford passes the ball as Chris Robshaw watches on during training at the Lensbury Club
England are preparing for November clashes with South Africa, Australia and New Zealand