"Please no" - Leaked England XV includes Marcus Smith but no Alex Dombrandt - Ruck

“Please no” – Leaked England XV includes Marcus Smith but no Alex Dombrandt

Eddie Jones is set to revert to playing Tom Curry at number 8 for England’s Autumn Nations Series opener against Tonga this weekend.

After releasing Callum Chick and Sam Simmonds from his squad yesterday, it’s now being widely reported that Alex Dombrandt will also miss out on a starting spot, though he may still find himself a spot on the bench.

Marcus Smith, who has had limited training time due to a leg niggle, will be cleared to play in the first Test of the season, according to the Mail Online.

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
Owen Farrell (Saracens, 93 caps) and Mark Atkinson (Gloucester Rugby, uncapped) during England Rugby training session at The Lensbury Hotel, Teddington, London on 28 Sept 2021. Photo: Phil Mingo/PPAUK


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