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Nathan Hughes Dealt Injury Blow As England Announce Squad For Samoa Test

England's Coach Eddie Jones during Old Mutual Wealth Series between England against Argentina at Twickenham stadium , London on 11 Nov 2017 (Photo by Kieran Galvin/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Following a successful 2017 November series to date, England are looking to finish it off with a win over Samoa on Saturday.

The Red Rose have seen off Argentina and Australia so far this month, as Eddie Jones continues to work on building depth in his side.

They have today issued a squad update ahead of their test with the Pacific Island nation, and it comes with the news that Nathan Hughes is facing a period on the sidelines. The number 8 featured in the last two games, but will be out for three to four weeks after suffering a knee injury.

In all, eight players have been released to their clubs. Tom Dunn, Jonathan Joseph, George Kruis, Zach Mercer, Marcus Smith, Denny Solomona, and Anthony Watson have all been sent back.

England squad for Samoa test:

Fullbacks
Mike Brown (Harlequins), Elliot Daly (Wasps), Jonny May (Leicester Tigers), Semesa Rokoduguni (Bath Rugby)

Inside backs
Danny Care (Harlequins), Owen Farrell (Saracens), George Ford (Leicester Tigers), Piers Francis (Northampton Saints), Alex Lozowski (Saracens), Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs), Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)

Back five
Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby), Nick Isiekwe (Saracens), Maro Itoje (Saracens), Joe Launchbury (Wasps), Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints), Chris Robshaw (Harlequins), Sam Simmonds (Exeter Chiefs)

Front row
Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers), Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers), Jamie George (Saracens), Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints), Joe Marler (Harlequins), Mako Vunipola (Saracens), Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs)

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