Fresh from their 3-0 Test series win over Australia in the summer, England’s head coach Eddie Jones has named a provisional 45-man training squad for the Old Mutual Wealth Internationals this autumn.
The England boss has wasted little time in including a raft of uncapped players and will use the camp as the first preparations ahead of four huge back-to-back internationals.
Mike Williams (Leicester Tigers) and Nathan Hughes (Wasps) are included for the first time while Josh Beaumont (Sale Sharks), Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins) and Ben Te’o (Worcester Warriors) have all previously spent time with England are included.
England will announce a final 45-man EPS on 30 September for the Old Mutual Wealth Series starting against South Africa at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday 12 November.
“This camp sets the scene for November,” said England head coach Jones. “It’s important to catch-up with the players prior to the start of the season and continue to put our plans in place.
“We’ll use this time to reset and review each player’s goals so they’re clear on what is expected of them between now and when we meet up again in October. It also gives us an opportunity to meet and assess some new players and ensure they are familiar with the England setup.”