Sources have suggested that England boss Eddie Jones will make some shock decisions when naming hist England squad today.
According to the Mail Online, Ben Spencer will be the major absentee from the squad with Bath teammate Joe Cokanasiga along with Exeter duo Joe and Sam Simmonds also set to be left out
Call-ups are set to include Worcester powerhouse Ollie Lawrence, who Jones has reportedly earmarked to replace the injured Manu Tuilagi in the England midfield.
Other players set to be called-up include Wasps stars Dan Robson, Jack Willis and Jacob Umaga along with versatile Alfie Barbeary, who scored a hat-trick on his first black and gold start last month.
The 19-year-old powerhouse, who started at blindside flanker, scored three tries, offloaded to assist another, made 22 metres from his 12 carries and didn’t miss a tackle in an absolutely outstanding display. An exceptional young talent.
After the Premiership final on October 24, Jones will complete his squad with the addition of those from Exeter Chiefs and Wasps.
England have six upcoming fixtures this autumn starting with the uncapped Quilter Cup against the Barbarians (25 October, KO 2pm GMT, live on Sky Sports).
Following a trip to Rome to face Italy (31 Oct, KO 4.45pm GMT, live on ITV) in the final round of the delayed 2020 Guinness Six Nations, England will play four matches as part of the Autumn Nations Cup.
Quilter Internationals at Twickenham Stadium against Georgia (14 November, KO 3pm) and Ireland (21 November, KO 3pm), an away match v Wales (28 November, KO 4pm) before returning to Twickenham for a placing match to determine final position in the competition (6 December, KO 2pm). All Autumn Nations Cup games will be live on Amazon Prime.
LIST | 5 uncapped players who deserve a first cap from Eddie Jones
With the conclusion of the 2020 Six Nations and the Autumn Nations Cup fast approaching, here are five players that we’d love to see win their first England cap.
1. Tom Dunn (Bath)
An unused replacement during this year’s wet and wild Calcutta Cup encounter is the closest he’s come to a cap.
The way he has restarted the Premiership campaign, spearheading Bath’s polished set-piece work, indicates that the 27-year-old fancies one.
The hooker is unbelievably competitive over every 50-50 ball, there is a real edge to him on the fringes and he is happy to do the unseen ground work.
Give him a call, Eddie!