BREAKING: Danny Care dropped from latest England squad
England scrum-half Danny Care has been dropped for Saturday’s match against Australia at Twickenham.
Centre Alex Lozowski and number eight Zach Mercer have also been left out of head coach Eddie Jones’ 28-man squad for the final autumn fixture.
The group includes uncapped Elliott Stooke while Ted Hill is again included as an apprentice, following his international debut on Saturday. Piers Francis is also named in the squad, as is Nathan Hughes who is now available after suspension.
England will now end their Quilter Internationals against Australia next Saturday, with Jones acknowledging both sides will be hoping to end their year on a high.
“They’ve had a tough year, a bit like us, it’s their last game of the year, as it is ours so we’ll both be looking for a winning performance.”
England squad to face Australia:
Forwards: Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby), Jamie George (Saracens), Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints), Alec Hepburn (Exeter Chiefs), Ted Hill (Worcester Warriors) *, Nathan Hughes (Wasps), Maro Itoje (Saracens), Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints), Ben Moon (Exeter Chiefs) , Brad Shields (Wasps), Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins), Elliott Stooke (Bath Rugby), Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby), Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs), Mark Wilson (Newcastle Falcons).
Backs: Chris Ashton (Sale Sharks), Joe Cokanasiga (Bath Rugby), Elliot Daly (Wasps), Owen Farrell (Saracens), George Ford (Leicester Tigers), Piers Francis (Northampton Saints), Jonny May (Leicester Tigers), Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs), Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs), Ben Te’o (Worcester Warriors), Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers), Richard Wigglesworth (Saracens), Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers).