Manu Tuilagi and Sam Simmonds named in Eddie Jones’ England training squad | Rugby Union News

England are meeting up for a three-day training camp in London to mark the start of their preparations for four home Autumn Nations Series fixtures; England’s first Test will be against Argentina on November 6 before meetings with Japan, New Zealand and South Africa

Last Updated: 9/26/22 10:40am

Manu Tuilagi returns from injury to be included in Eddie Jones' training squad

Manu Tuilagi returns from injury to be included in Eddie Jones’ training squad

Manu Tuilagi and Sam Simmonds have been named in Eddie Jones’ 36-man England training squad.

The outfit will begin preparations for their four home Autumn Nations Series fixtures in November during a three-day training camp this weekend.

Jones’ squad includes first call-ups for Northampton Saints’ Alex Coles and Saracens’ Hugh Tizard, both players have previously represented England U20s.

Alongside Tuilagi and Simmonds, there are returns for Ben Youngs, Alex Mitchell, Tom Pearson and David Ribbans.

Danny Care has not been included with Jack van Poortvliet joining Youngs and Mitchell as the scrum-halves. Harry Randall and Joe Marchant are two other summer tourists who miss out.

England’s Autumn Nations Series fixtures

England vs Argentina Sunday, November 6 at 2.15pm
England vs Japan Saturday, November 12 at 3.15pm
England vs New Zealand Saturday, November 19 at 5.30pm
England vs South Africa Saturday, November 26 at 5.30pm

This autumn, England will play Argentina in the first of their four matches at Twickenham Stadium on Sunday, November 6. They will then host Japan, followed by New Zealand and South Africa.

“With a year to go to the Rugby World Cup, this is a big opportunity for players to come in and impress,” Jones said.

“We want them to show real energy and enthusiasm and that they want to be a part of this massive year.

“It doesn’t mean that those who have been left out won’t be considered for the Autumn Nations Series matches. We’ll be looking at club games, form and fitness and the door is left open for those players.

“We finished the Australia tour well. It was a fantastic experience, particularly for the younger players. We now have to start again, but we’ll build on what we’ve done there and continue that momentum.”

Training Squad

Forwards: Ollie Chessum, Alex Coles, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Tom Curry, Ellis Genge, Jamie George, Joe Heyes, Jonny Hill, Lewis Ludlam, Tom Pearson, David Ribbans, Bevan Rodd, Patrick Schickerling, Sam Simmonds, Will Stuart, Hugh Tizard, Billy Vunipola, Mako Vunipola, Jack Walker and Jack Willis.

Backs: Henry Arundell, Joe Cokanasiga, Fraser Dingwall, Owen Farrell, Tommy Freeman, George Furbank, Will Joseph, Jonny May, Alex Mitchell, Jack Nowell, Guy Porter, Marcus Smith, Freddie Steward, Manu Tuilagi, Jack van Poortvliet and Ben Youngs.

Unavailable for selection due to injury: Alfie Barbeary, Nic Dolly, Alex Dombrandt, Charlie Ewels, George Ford, Sam Jeffries, Maro Itoje, Nick Isiekwe, Courtney Lawes, Sam Underhill and Anthony Watson.


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