England scrum-half Harry Randall is facing two months on the sidelines after suffering an injury during a paddle-board session in Jersey.
The incident happened last week, with The Telegraph reporting it was part of an England team bonding exercise.
He was cleared to train but aggravated the injury in a subsequent session.
The Bristol Bears man has suffered a hip flexor injury and will now miss England’s entire Autumn Nations Series.
Eddie Jones has also confirmed this afternoon that scrum half Raffi Quirke, as well as backs Max Malins and Louis Lynagh will be unavailable for selection this weekend due to injuries sustained before they arrived in camp.
Marcus Smith, who missed last weeks open training session in Jersey, is also carrying an injury and has been labelled as a doubt for the clash.
Jones said: “He hasn’t done much this week, just a bit of ball handling. We’re being conservative with him, but we are cautiously optimistic he’ll be alright to play.”
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.
‘Leaked’ England line-up shared by the Mail Online
- 15. Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers)
- 14. Jonny May (Gloucester )
- 11. Adam Radwan (Newcastle Falcons)
- 13. Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs)
- 12. Owen Farrell (Saracens) – Captain