England squad update ahead of Japan
Eddie Jones has selected 30 players to begin training on Tuesday ahead of England’s third Test of the Quilter Internationals against Japan at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday (KO 3pm live on Sky Sports HD).
The group include uncapped Ted Hill, Nick Schonert, Elliott Stooke and Joe Cokanasiga, with Hill included as an apprentice.
George Kruis has been ruled out of England’s final two autumn matches against Japan and Austraila because of a calf injury sustained against New Zealand.
Kruis was replaced by Charlie Ewels in the 66th minute of the 16-15 defeat at Twickenham and will not play any part in the remaining Quilter Internationals against Japan and Australia.
Saturday’s match against Japan will be the first time the two side’s have met each other since 1987 with England ending their November internationals versus Australia on 24 November.
Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby), Jamie George (Saracens), Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints), Alec Hepburn (Exeter Chiefs), Ted Hill (Worcester Warriors) *, Maro Itoje (Saracens), Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints), Zach Mercer (Bath Rugby), Ben Moon (Exeter Chiefs), Nick Schonert (Worcester Warriors), Brad Shields (Wasps), Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins), Elliott Stooke (Bath Rugby), Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby), Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs), Mark Wilson (Newcastle Falcons).
Chris Ashton (Sale Sharks), Joe Cokanasiga (Bath Rugby), Danny Care (Harlequins), Elliot Daly (Wasps), Owen Farrell (Saracens), George Ford (Leicester Tigers), Alex Lozowski (Saracens), 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).