FORMER Bournemouth School pupil Charlie Ewels was forced to withdraw from the England squad ahead of a new year training camp.

Ewels was one of 34 players chosen for the two-day session in Brighton at which Eddie Jones's men began preparations for the Six Nations, which start next month.

But the 22-year-old had to pull out at the 11th hour having sustained an injury during Bath's Aviva Premiership defeat by Wasps on Friday.

Ewels, who also attended Moordown St Johns School, succumbed to a hamstring injury midway through the first period at the Rec.

He was replaced by Elliott Stooke in the 24th minute with Bath going on to lose the clash 31-26 to the high-flying Wasps.

Ewels was one of five players to withdraw from the training camp and was joined by Piers Francis (concussion), Jonathan Joseph (dead leg), Jack Nowell (ankle) and Harry Williams (concussion).

Henry Thomas, a team-mate of Ewels's at Bath Rugby, and Joe Cockanisinga (London Irish) were drafted into the squad for the camp.

Bath prop Beno Obano and Newcastle Falcons flanker Gary Graham received their first call-ups, while Northampton Saints' Courtney Lawes missed the camp for personal reasons.

Jones's line-up for the Six Nations will be announced on Thursday, January 18 before the squad departs for a week’s training in Portugal three days later.

England have won the past two tournaments, including the Grand Slam in 2016.