Luke Cowan-Dickie is the latest player to withdraw from England’s Autumn Nations Squad squad after it was revealed Anthony Watson could be out for up to nine months.
The hooker withdraws from the squad with Jamie George being called up for next week’s training camp in Jersey.
Despite initial reports suggesting Louis Lynagh would replace the speedster, his Harlequins teammate Joe Marchant was instead called up.
The speedster suffered a serious knee injury against Saracens, according to The Telegraph.
Eddie Jones has included four uncapped players. Nic Dolly and Tommy Freeman receive their first call-ups, alongside Mark Atkinson and Raffi Quirke who joined up with the squad last month for a short training camp.
England’s autumn fixtures
- England vs Tonga, 3.15pm on Sat 6 Nov
- England vs Australia, 5.30pm on Sat 13 Nov
- England vs South Africa, 3.15pm on Sat 20 Nov
Where to watch the Autumn Nations Series:
Prime members can watch the Autumn Nations Series live from 30th October with the Prime Video app on TVs, mobile devices, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Fire tablets, games consoles, on Virgin’s V6 TV Box, the Talk Talk TV set top box, Apple TV, Chromecast, BT TV or online.
For a list of all compatible devices visit amazon.co.uk/watchanywhere.
Sir Clive Woodward picks five England players who must start
#1. Marcus Smith
- Age: 22
- Club: Harlequins
- Position: Fly-half
Woodward wrote: “I’ve been beating the Smith drum for a long time and would have had him starting for England games long before this autumn.
“He’s an exceptional, potentially once-in-a-generation talent capable of transforming the way England attack and bringing all of their enormous firepower to bear. In that respect he reminds me of Jason Robinson.
“He can be a game-changer for England, just as Jason’s incredible attacking threat added so much when he came over from rugby league, winning 51 caps between 2001 and 2007.”
DID YOU KNOW? He moved to the United Kingdom at the age of thirteen from Asia and subsequently received a sports scholarship to attend Brighton College