Seven potential debutants for England this Autumn - Ruck

Seven potential debutants for England this Autumn

Eddie Jones has named his England squad to contest the Autumn Nations Series this November.

The 36-player squad will meet on Monday for a five-day training camp in Jersey. They will then return to the Honda England Rugby Performance Centre at Pennyhill Park, ahead of their first game against Argentina on Sunday 6 November.

There are six uncapped players named in the squad who could potentially make their debut this November.

After their Argentina opener, England host Japan on Saturday 12 November (KO 3.15pm) before taking on New Zealand (Saturday 19 November – KO 5.30pm) and lastly world champions South Africa (Saturday 26 November – KO 5.30pm).

England fixture list:

  • v Argentina – Sunday, November 6
  • v Japan – Saturday, November 12
  • v New Zealand – Sat, November 19
  • v South Africa – Sat, November 26

Potential Debutants for England’s men’s team this November

#1. Hugh Tizard (Saracens)

  • Age: 22
  • Position: Lock

A hugely talented second rower, he made his England age-grade debut in the U19 international against Wales in 2019. He made his Quins debut against Saracens in October 2019.

Hugh Tizard of Saracens after the Gallagher Premiership Rugby Match between Saracens and Gloucester Rugby at Stonex Stadium on 24 September. Photo: Frankie OKeeffe/PPAUK

An England U20s representative, Tizard made his Premiership debut for Harlequins against Northampton Saints in November 2020 and his Champions Cup debut a few weeks later against Munster.

Tizard left Twickenham Stoop to join Saracens in the summer of 2022.

DID YOU KNOW? A Liverpool fan, he also enjoys playing golf. No Country for Old Men is his favourite film and spaghetti bolognaise his go-to meal.

#2. Alex Coles (Northampton Saints)

  • Age: 23
  • Position: Lock/Flanker

Coles – who is capable of playing in the second or back row – has earned international recognition, featuring for England Under-16s, Under-18s, and Under-19s before starring throughout the Under-20s’ 2019 season as he represented the Red Rose in both the Six Nations and World Rugby Under-20 Championship. 

Alex Coles of Northampton Saints during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby Semi Final Match between Leicester Tigers and Northampton Saints at Mattioli Woods Welford Road on 11 June. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK

During the 2021/22 season, Coles took on the captain’s armband for the first time – leading the side against London Irish and Harlequins in the Premiership Rugby Cup. 

A successful campaign (in which Saints qualified for the Premiership play-offs) ended with Coles making 29 appearances and being named Breakthrough Player of the Season at the Club’s annual awards ceremony.