Eddie Jones confirms replacement for injured Anthony Watson - Ruck

Eddie Jones confirms replacement for injured Anthony Watson

It’s been confirmed that England winger Anthony Watson will miss their Autumn Nations Series campaign after suffering a serious knee injury against Saracens.

The injury could potentially rule the full-back out for up to nine months. Despite initial reports suggesting Louis Lynagh would replace the speedster, his Harlequins teammate Joe Marchant was instead called up.

Exeter Chiefs hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie has also been forced to withdraw from the squad with Jamie George being called up for next week’s training camp in Jersey.

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.

England squad for Autumn Nations Series (Updated):

Jamie Blamire (Newcastle Falcons, 2 caps)

Callum Chick (Newcastle Falcons, 2 caps)

Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, 31 caps)replaced due to ankle injury by Jamie George (Saracens, 62 caps)

Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 33 caps)

Trevor Davison (Newcastle Falcons, 1 cap)

Nic Dolly (Leicester Tigers, uncapped)

Alex Dombrandt (Harlequins, 1 cap)

Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby, 23 caps)

Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers, 30 caps)

Jonny Hill (Exeter Chiefs, 9 caps)

Maro Itoje (Saracens, 48 caps)

Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, 87 caps)

Lewis Ludlam (Northampton Saints, 10 caps)

Joe Marler (Harlequins, 72 caps)

George Martin (Leicester Tigers, 1 cap)

Sam Simmonds (Exeter Chiefs, 7 caps)

Kyle Sinckler (Bristol Bears, 44 caps)

Will Stuart (Bath Rugby, 12 caps)

Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby, 24 caps)

BACKS

Mark Atkinson (Gloucester Rugby, uncapped)

Owen Farrell (Saracens, 93 caps)

Tommy Freeman (Northampton Saints, uncapped)

George Furbank (Northampton Saints, 4 caps)

Max Malins (Saracens, 8 caps)

Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby, 66 caps)

Raffi Quirke (Sale Sharks, uncapped)

Adam Radwan (Newcastle Falcons, 1 cap)

Harry Randall (Bristol Bears, 2 caps)

Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 40 caps)

Marcus Smith (Harlequins, 2 caps)

Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers, 2 caps)

Manu Tuilagi (Sale Sharks, 43 caps)

Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby, 51 caps) – Ruled out due to knee injury, replaced by Joe Marchant

Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 109 caps)

Fans picks their Autumn England XV:

BACK-THREE:

  • 15. Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers, 2 caps)
  • 14. Jonny May (Gloucester, 70 caps)
  • 11. Adam Radwan (Newcastle Falcons, 1 cap)

CENTRES:

  • 13. Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 38 caps)
  • 12. Manu Tuilagi (Sale Sharks, 44 caps)

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