MK rugby star called up for England tour

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Leicester Tigers forward Ed Slater, from Milton Keynes, has been included in the England rugby squad for the summer tour to Argentina and Uruguay.

The 24-year-old is among 11 uncapped players chosen by England head coach Stuart Lancaster in a 32-man squad for a three-match tour and game against the Barbarians at Twickenham.

England face the Barbarians at Twickenham on May 26 before playing a CONSUR XV, representing the South American nations, in Montevideo, Uruguay, on June 2, and then Tests against Argentina in Salta (June 8) and Buenos Aires (June 15).