England squad: Marcus Smith named in squad however George Ford and Vunipola brothers omitted

Uncapped Sale scrum-half Raffi Quirke and Northampton again Tommy Freeman, each 20, have been named within the England squad for the autumn internationals.

There are two extra uncapped gamers, the Gloucester centre Mark Atkinson and Leicester hooker Nic Dolly.

Nonetheless, there isn’t a place for 50-cap stars Mako and Billy Vunipola, George Ford and Jamie George.

Rising star Marcus Smith is included and Owen Farrell has been confirmed as captain for the three Exams.

Eddie Jones’ facet face Tonga on 6 November, Australia on 13 November and world champions South Africa on 20 November.

“It is a younger however superb, gifted squad who’ve all earned their locations,” stated head coach Eddie Jones.

“It is without doubt one of the best squads I’ve ever picked.”

After being omitted of final month’s England coaching squad, Ford has been in wonderful kind for the unbeaten Leicester Tigers, whereas the Vunipolas and George have been at their finest in Saracens’ 70-point dismantling of Bathtub on Sunday, with Sarries boss Mark McCall saying afterwards he can be “amazed” if his skilled trio have been once more missed.

However whereas Jones insists the “door will not be closed” for any participant, the omission of such high-calibre people reveals the England boss is set to revamp his squad, particularly given the poor Six Nations and the oft-stated want to construct in the direction of the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

In George’s absence, hooker Dolly is rewarded for his sturdy early-season performances with the Tigers, whereas Ford’s omission paves the way in which for Harlequins star Smith to seize the quantity 10 shirt.

Quantity eights Callum Chick, Sam Simmonds and Alex Dombrandt can all revenue from Billy Vunipola lacking out, though it’s understood Jones nonetheless views Tom Curry as an possibility in the back of the scrum.

One other stunning absentee is scrum-half Dan Robson, with rookie nines Harry Randall – who received his first caps in the summertime – and Quirke each most popular.

England squad for autumn Exams:

Forwards: Jamie Blamire (Newcastle), Callum Chick (Newcastle), Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter), Tom Curry (Sale), Trevor Davison (Newcastle), Nic Dolly (Leicester), Alex Dombrandt (Harlequins), Charlie Ewels (Bathtub), Ellis Genge (Leicester), Jonny Hill (Exeter), Maro Itoje (Saracens), Courtney Lawes (Northampton), Lewis Ludlam (Northampton), Joe Marler (Harlequins), George Martin (Leicester), Sam Simmonds (Exeter), Kyle Sinckler (Bristol), Will Stuart (Bathtub), Sam Underhill (Bathtub)

Backs: Mark Atkinson (Gloucester), Owen Farrell (Saracens), Tommy Freeman (Northampton), George Furbank (Northampton), Max Malins (Saracens), Jonny Could (Gloucester), Raffi Quirke (Sale), Adam Radwan (Newcastle), Harry Randall (Bristol), Henry Slade (Exeter), Marcus Smith (Harlequins), Freddie Steward (Leicester), Manu Tuilagi (Sale), Anthony Watson (Bathtub), Ben Youngs (Leicester)

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Quirke scored twice towards Harlequins on Friday night time, along with his boss Alex Sanderson telling BBC 5 stay afterwards the younger playmaker may go on to be a legend of English rugby.

“If he stays match he is in all probability going to be one of many nation’s greats,” Sanderson stated. “I’ve spoken to Eddie and he is without doubt one of the smartest coaches round. I belief he may have not simply England’s finest pursuits [at heart] however Raffi’s as effectively.”

Luke Cowan-Dickie, Maro Itoje and Anthony Watson have all been named regardless of damage scares on the weekend, whereas Joe Launchbury and Elliot Daly are long-term damage absentees.

With Daly out, Max Malins, Freeman and Leicester’s Freddie Stewart, who made his debut in July, are contenders for the full-back place, with Steward anticipated to be given an prolonged run within the 15 shirt.

In whole there are eight gamers who made their debuts in the summertime Exams towards the USA and Canada, with Newcastle front-row pair Jamie Blamire and Trevor Davison, in addition to two extra Falcons in Chick and the electrical Adam Radwan, becoming a member of Steward, Dombrandt, Randall and Smith within the squad.

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