- England have named their squad for this year’s autumn internationals
- Billy Vunipola, Mako Vunipola, Jamie George and George Ford have been released
- Marcus Smith, Adam Radwan and Nick Dolly call on many new faces
- Eddie Jones’ team will play Tonga, Australia and South Africa at Twickenham
Eddie Jones resisted calls from his official autumn squad for the return of his England old guard with Billy Vunipola, Mako Vunipola, Jamie George and George Ford.
In a 34-man group scheduled for next month’s Tests against Tonga, Australia and South Africa, Jones is setting his revolution in motion, dropping a quartet with 276 cap-worth of experience.
Maro Etoje is the only Saracens forward to include both Vunipoles and Jorge.
Eddie Jones has axed his England squad for this year’s autumn internationals
Mako Vunipola (Left) and Billy Vunipola (Right) are both out with Jamie George and George Ford
Marcus Smith, as revealed by SportsMail, looks ready for a No. 10 shirt after his stellar form for Harlequin
Series boss Mark McCall said he would be ‘surprised’ if he was released after starring in Bath’s thrashing 71-17 on Sunday – and he has been.
As sportsmail It turns out that Nick is out with Dolly George; Australia-born Leicester Hooker, who has made a stellar start to the season, has made five appearances in five Premiership games for the Tigers.
Jamie Blamire from Newcastle also likes George, with a fitness update due to Exeter hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie, who went limp against the Wasps on Saturday.
Without Billy Vunipola, Sam Simmonds, Alex Dombrandt and Callum Chick are out-and-out No. 8, with Tom Curry expected to be used there as well.
Marcus Smith, as sportsmail Turns out, No. 10 looks ready for a shirt. He is there as the main fly-half substitute, as Ford misses, with Harry Randall and the uncapped Rafi Quirke vying for a scrum-half berth with Ben Youngs.
The back includes Tommy Freeman, the 20-year-old Northampton Saints full-back, with no place for Harlequin’s Australian-worthy Louis Lynagh, who was selected last month in the wide squad.
Newcastle wing Adam Radwan has been selected along with Johnny May and Anthony Watson
Tommy Freeman (centre), 20-year-old Northampton full-back, is included in the squad
Jones said: ‘It’s a young but very good, talented squad that has put everyone in place. This is one of the most competitive teams I’ve ever chosen.
“There are many disappointed players who have not been selected but they know what to do and no door is closed for any player.
We are expecting three tough Test matches. Tonga always play a strong, physical game and Australia and South Africa have stretched out time together and that will be a good challenge for us.
‘We aim to get better and better every week as we work towards the Rugby World Cup in 2023.’
Mark Atkinson, retained from Jones’ 45-man squad since September, is another uncapped back.
Hooker Nick Dolly has entered after making five attempts in five league games for Leicester this season.
On props, in-form Harlequin man Joe Marler could get his first England cap since last December
Newcastle’s Flying Wing Adam Radwan has been selected along with Johnny May and Anthony Watson, along with Leicester’s Freddie Steward and Saracens’ Max Malins substitute George Furbank and Freeman from Saints. Henry Slade and Manu Tuilagi will fight for the center shirt.
Gloucester’s Lewis Ludlow, the last man to captain England, is not in the team despite a strong start to the season for the Cherries and Whites.
Lewis Ludlam at Northampton, however, joins club-mate Courtney Laws, Sam Underhill from Bath, Tom Curry of Sail and George Martin of Leicester as back-row substitutes.
Joe Marler on prop that could win his first England cap since last December included Trevor Davison, Will Stuart, Kyle Sinkler and Alice Gaine. Johnny Hill and Charlie Ewells have been retained in the second row.
England’s Autumn Squad
ahead: Jamie Blamire (Newcastle Falcons, 2 caps) Callum Chick (Newcastle Falcons, 2 caps) Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, 31 caps) Tom Curry (Sail Sharks, 33 caps) Trevor Davison (Newcastle Falcons, 1 cap) Nick Dolly ( Leicester Tigers, uncapped) Alex Dombrandt (Harlequins, 1 cap) Charlie Ewells (Bath Rugby, 23 caps) Ellis Ganz (Leicester Tigers, 30 caps) Johnny Hill (Exeter Chiefs, 9 caps) Maro Etoje (Saracens, 48 caps) Courtney Laws (Northampton Saints, 87 caps) Lewis Ludlum (Northampton Saints, 10 caps) Joe Marler (Harlequin, 72 caps) George Martin (Leicester Tigers, 1 cap) Sam Simmonds (Exeter Chiefs, 7 caps) Kyle Sinkler (Bristol Bears, 44 caps) ) ) Will Stuart (Bath Rugby, 12 caps) Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby, 24 caps)
the back: Mark Atkinson (Gloucester Rugby, uncapped) Owen Farrell (Saracens, 93 caps) Tommy Freeman (Northampton Saints, uncapped) George Furbank (Northampton Saints, 4 caps) Max Malins (Saracens, 8 caps) Johnny May (Gloucester Rugby, 66 caps) Rafi Quirke (Sail Sharks, uncapped) Adam Radwan (Newcastle Falcons, 1 cap) Harry Randall (Bristol Bears, 2 cap) Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 40 cap) Marcus Smith (Harlequin, 2 cap) Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers, 2 cap) Caps) Manu Tuilagi (Sales Sharks, 43 caps) Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby, 51 caps) Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 109 caps)