Nathan Hughes added to England squad for Barbarians clash

Nathan Hughes in action for England against France. Dan Mullan/Getty Images

England have added Nathan Hughes to the squad that will prepare for Sunday's clash with the Barbarians at Twickenham.

Hughes made his comeback from the knee injury sustained in the Six Nations during Wasps' Aviva Premiership semifinal defeat at Saracens and, with his club season now over, he has been included in a 35-man party named by head coach Eddie Jones.

It raises the prospect of the Fiji-born number eight being added to the senior squad that will tour South Africa next month.

Hughes' Wasps teammate Jack Willis is omitted from the 35 after hyper-extending his knee at Allianz Park Saturday and, while England have yet to rule him out, his prospects of being involved against the Springboks appear bleak.

Danny Cipriani has been identified as a fullback and is present alongside Elliot Daly, Dan Robson and Joe Launchbury, who also started the rout by Saracens.

Head coach Eddie Jones views Cipriani, 30, as an option at fullback but, when previously announcing his squad for next month's tour to South Africa, had included him among the inside backs.

Cipriani has played the vast majority of his rugby at fly-half, where England have the more established George Ford and Owen Farrell.