Anthony Watson called up to train with England squad

Bath teenager Anthony Watson has been called up by England
Bath teenager Anthony Watson has been called up by England

Uncapped Bath teenager Anthony Watson has been called into the England training squad ahead of Saturday's Test against Argentina at Twickenham.

The 19-year-old full-back was part of the England Under-20 team which won the Junior World Cup in the summer.

England coach Stuart Lancaster said: "We are bringing Anthony into camp to take a look at him.

"He is playing well for Bath so this is a good opportunity to give him a taste of this environment."

Lancaster added: "We want to take a look at him in the same way that we have done in the past with others outside the senior or Saxons squads, such as [current England second row] Joe Launchbury."

Watson, who joined Bath from London Irish during the summer, has been involved with the England junior set-up since Under-16s level, and was promoted to the Under-20s side when still only 17.

Shortlisted for the 2011 BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year, Watson played in all of England's Under-20s Six Nations games the following year and scored four tries, including one in a 20-9 win over Ireland at Adams Park that clinched the title.

Watson also touched down in a 33-21 win over New Zealand in this summer's 2013 IRB Junior World Championship semi-final before featuring in the win over Wales in the final.

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