George Kruis, the England second row has been dropped for Saturday’s Test against Australia at Twickenham.
After featuring in weekends, 21-8 win over Argentina, Prop Ellis Genge and back Alex Lozowski have also been left out of the squad. Joe Marler replaces Genge in the 25-man squad after returning from suspension.
In place of Kruis, Bath’s Charlie Ewels is named while wing Jonny May is in contention after a hamstring injury. Maro Itoje and Owen Farrell, World player of the year nominees were both rested against the Pumas but are set to return to action against the Wallabies. On Thursday morning, Eddie Jones, the England head coach will confirm his matchday 23.
England’s 25-man squad
Backs: Mike Brown (Harlequins), Elliot Daly (Wasps), Jonny May (Leicester Tigers), Semesa Rokoduguni (Bath Rugby), Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby), Danny Care (Harlequins), Owen Farrell (Saracens), George Ford (Leicester Tigers), Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby), Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs), Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers).
Forwards: Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby), Nathan Hughes (Wasps), Maro Itoje (Saracens), Joe Launchbury (Wasps), Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints), Chris Robshaw (Harlequins), Sam Simmonds (Exeter Chiefs), Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby), Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers), Jamie George (Saracens), Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints), Joe Marler (Harlequins), Mako Vunipola (Saracens), Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs).
Players released back to their clubs: Tom Dunn (Bath Rugby), Piers Francis (Northampton Saints), Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers), Nick Isiekwe (Saracens), George Kruis (Saracens), Alex Lozowski (Saracens), Zach Mercer (Bath Rugby), Marcus Smith (Harlequins), Denny Solomona (Sale Sharks).
Until Wednesday, Ben Te’o (Worcester Warriors) will remain in camp.
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