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Eddie Jones Unveils 34 Man England Squad To Face South Africa

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England will take on an out of sorts South Africa next weekend.

Despite incurring a number of injuries in recent weeks, England will be expected to beat South Africa next Saturday, after the Springboks just about managed to secure a draw with the Barbarians yesterday.

Nevertheless, all eyes will be on Eddie Jones, as this will be the first time the depth of talent at the disposal of the the England coach will be tested.

This is particularly the case in the second row, where England have lost Maro Itoje and George Kruis. Jones also faces a selection dilemma at openside, where James Haskell and Jack Clifford have both been ruled out.

England’s backline will also see some changes after both Jack Nowell and Anthony Watson suffered injuries leading up the the November series.

Jones will continue to be without Manu Tuilagi in midfield, and so we should expect to see George Ford and Owen Farrell retained at 10 and 12 respectively.

England Squad:

Forwards (19)

Dave Attwood (Bath Rugby)

Josh Beaumont (Sale Sharks)

Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers)

Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby)

Ellie Genge (Leicester Tigers)

Jamie George (Saracens)

Teimana Harrison (Northampton Saints)

Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints)

Nathan Hughes (Wasps)

Joe Launchbury (Wasps)

Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints)

Joe Marler (Harlequins)

Ben Morgan (Gloucester Rugby)

Chris Robshaw (Harlequins)

Kyle Sinkler (Harlequins)

Tommy Taylor (Wasps)

Billy Vunipola (Saracens)

Mako Vunipola (Saracens)

Tom Wood (Northampton Saints)


Backs (15)

Mike Brown (Harlequins)

Danny Care (Harlequins)

Elliot Daly (Wasps)

Owen Farrell (Saracens)

George Ford (Bath Rugby)

Alex Goode (Saracens)

Mike Haley (Sale Sharks)

Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby)

Alex Lozowski (Saracens)

Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby)

Semesa Rokoduguni (Bath Rugby)

Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs)

Ben Te’o (Worcester Warriors)

Marland Yarde (Harlequins)

Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)

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Author: The PA Team

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