Eddie Jones has named his England squad to begin their preparations for the opening match of the November Test Series against Argentina.
England will play Argentina on 11 November at Twickenham Stadium - kick off 3pm - before facing Australia (18 November) and Samoa (25 November).
34 players will convene on Sunday (29 October) to travel to Portugal for a training camp before the squad assemble at Pennyhill Park on Sunday (5 November) ahead of the Argentina match.
Exeter Chiefs’ Sam Simmonds receives his first call up into the England squad. The 22-year-old has made 27 appearances for his club, scoring 13 tries and was a key member of the side that won the Premiership title last season.
Jones has also included 18-year-old Marcus Smith (Harlequins) and 20-year-old Zach Mercer (Bath Rugby) as apprentices in the England squad. Both players won’t be named in matchday squads but will be involved in England’s training and preparation for the three-match series.
Players unavailable due to injury or suspension
Jack Clifford (Harlequins)
Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs)
Joe Marler (Harlequins)
Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs)
Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins)
Ben Te’o (Worcester Warriors)
Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers)
Billy Vunipola (Saracens)
Eddie Jones, England Head Coach said: “Our first match against Argentina in the Old Mutual Wealth Series is a significant game for England and everything we have been doing in our training camps so far this season has been geared around getting the detail right in our preparation on how we want to play and win against them next month.
“This will be the fourth time we have played against Argentina in the last 12 months and the last time we play them before 2019, so we want to make sure our record against them is 4-0.”