Danny Care has been left out of Eddie Jones’ 36-man England training squad for the autumn rugby internationals, while Ben Youngs has returned after missing the July tour to Australia.
Care’s international career appears to be over following the 2-1 series victory over the Wallabies, after being replaced in the first half of the Sydney decider due to an error-filled performance.
Youngs is joined by scrumhalves Jack van Poortvliet and Alex Mitchell, but Harry Randall, another nine who travelled to Australia, is missing.
Centre Joe Marchant is also out, but Manu Tuilagi, who has recovered from a knee injury, is back.
Jones is missing a number of senior players due to injuries, including George Ford, Maro Itoje, Courtney Lawes, Sam Underhill, and Anthony Watson.
Props Kyle Sinckler and Joe Marler are both available for the three-day training camp that begins on Sunday but have not been chosen.
Jones stated that the decision to leave out Bristol forward Sinckler and Exeter centre Henry Slade was made to allow them to continue their recoveries from back and shoulder injuries that forced them to miss the Australian tour.
“With a year until the Rugby World Cup, this is a great opportunity for players to come in and impress,” the Australian coach said.
“We want them to show genuine energy and enthusiasm, as well as a desire to be a part of this historic year.”
“This is not to say that those who were left out will not be considered for the Autumn Nations Series matches.” We’ll look at club games, form, and fitness, and we’ll keep the door open for those players.”
Care, 35, was replaced in the 37th minute of the final Test in Sydney, but Jones denied the end of his international career.
“Let’s get one thing straight: we didn’t pull him off. “We had a game plan for that game,” England coach Gareth Southgate said.
“Danny was released at the appropriate time; he did an excellent job for us.” He only began playing again on Sunday, and we want him to find his form with Harlequins.”
On November 6, England will host Argentina at Twickenham, followed by games against Japan, New Zealand, and world champions South Africa.
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