Autumn is here, with leaves falling, Halloween costumes being dusted down and bonfires starting to be built.
Oh, and England are preparing to meet some of the best rugby teams on the planet, including world champions South Africa and historical rival Australia.
England boss Eddie Jones, who is never afraid of being bold, is reportedly considering a number of shock call-ups ahead of the Autumn Nations Series.
Despite missing out on the initial 45-man training squad, Jones is reportedly considering some shock players for a spot in his next squad.
#1. Ruan Ackermann
- Age: 25
- Position: Flanker
- Height: 6ft 4in
- Weight: 110kg
The Gloucester forward has been in fantastic form so far this season, making 39 tackles, and became eligible to play for England based on residency in the summer of 2020. Ackermann’s Dad, Johan, revealed when he left Kingsholm for Japan that his son won’t be following him as he will instead pursue international honours with the men in white. Despite not being named in Jones 45-man training squad, rumours suggest that he’s a player Jones is keen on taking