Cumbrian Jamie Blamire has been named in England's squad as they start preparations for the Six Nations.

The Seaton star is included in a 36-man squad for a training camp by head coach Eddie Jones.

It follows Blamire's dramatic impact on the England side last year.

The Newcastle Falcons hooker scored in autumn international victories over Australia and Tonga, having broken into the side earlier in the year with scores against the USA and Canada.

The 24-year-old former Stainburn School student and Seaton RL and Workington Zebras player will join the squad next Monday for a five-day training camp in Brighton.

They will then regroup at Pennyhill Park ahead of their first game against Scotland at Murrayfield, on Saturday, February 5.

Blamire's call-up cements his place in the England reckoning after his five caps in 2021.

Jones, upon announcing the 36-strong squad, said: "Selecting this squad has been a difficult task.

"We’ve got plenty of good young players coming through and some of our more experienced are rediscovering their best form.

"We think this 36 for the first training week reflects a good balance of that experience and up-and-coming talent.

"In Brighton we’ll focus on getting the fundamentals of our game in play right and developing the cohesion of the team.

"The Six Nations is going to be the most competitive we’ve ever seen. All the countries performed well in the autumn, so we need to be at our best and improve with every game."

Owen Farrell will captain England, while team vice captains will be announced ahead of each match.

Six new faces are included in the squad in the shape of Orlando Bailey, Alfie Barbeary, Ollie Chessum, Tommy Freeman, Ollie Hassell-Collins and Luke Northmore.

Sale Sharks' two-cap former Sedbergh School student Bevan Rodd is also included.

Following the Scotland game, England will travel to Rome to play Italy on Sunday, February 13.

Home games at Twickenham will follow against Wales (Saturday, February 26) and Ireland (Saturday, March 12), before finishing the campaign in Paris against France on Saturday, March 19.

Scrum-half Ben Youngs could become England men’s most-capped player during the tournament, needing three caps to overtake Jason Leonard's record of 114.

All England’s matches are on ITV, except for Scotland v England which is on BBC. Radio commentary for all games will be on BBC Radio 5 Live.