The seven uncapped players included in England's training squad

The seven uncapped players included in England's training squad

England head coach Eddie Jones has included seven uncapped players in his mini-training squad.

England begins preparations for their four home Autumn Nations Series fixtures in November during the camp.


The squad will meet in Richmond on Sunday 2 October and train at Twickenham Stadium.


The seven uncapped players include six forwards and one backline player.


As it stands, England have somewhat of a second-row injury crisis with Charlie Ewels, Sam Jeffries, Maro Itoje, and Nick Isiekwe all missing the camp through injury.


Series-winning captain in Australia, Courtney Lawes, has been featuring at blindside flanker for Jones but is another second-row option for England who is out injured.


Ollie Chessum and Jonny Hill are the two capped internationals that feature in the squad while Joe Launchbury has been omitted. 


This had led to Jones naming three uncapped locks in his squad. Northampton Saints' pair Alex Coles and David Ribbans have been included, the latter earning a recall despite not playing for Saints yet this season.


NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - APRIL 02: David Ribbans of Northampton Saints looks on during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby match between Northampton Saints and Bristol Bears at Franklin's Gardens on April 02, 2022 in Northampton, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Ribbans has been named in several squads under Jones but has yet to make a matchday 23. Born in South Africa, Ribbans qualifies for England through his English grandfather. 


23-year-old Coles earns his first call up to the squad after a strong start to the 2022/23 season with Saints where he scored one try, and made 32 tackles and 18 carries in his first three games.


NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 24: Alex Coles of Northampton Saints scores their side's third try as they fend off Freddie Steward of Leicester Tigers during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby match between Northampton Saints and Leicester Tigers at Franklin's Gardens on September 24, 2022 in Northampton, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Hugh Tizard also earns his first call-up to the squad hot off the back of joining Saracens from Harlequins at the start of the season.


The 22-year-old was a standout for Harlequins last season missing just one fixture across the Premiership and Champions Cup. 


He has started both of Saracens' opening games of the season playing a full 80 minutes. 

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 17: Hugh Tizard of Saracens applauds the fans during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby match between Harlequins and Saracens at Twickenham Stadium on September 17, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

London Irish back rower Tom Pearson also gets a recall to the squad having trained with the side ahead of the tour to Australia.


Pearson has been an attacking threat for the Exiles early on this season gaining 120 running metres from his 20 carries.

BRISTOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 24: London Irish's Tom Pearson in action during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby match between Bristol Bears and London Irish at Ashton Gate on September 24, 2022 in Bristol, United Kingdom. (Photo by Bob Bradford - CameraSport via Getty Images)

Front rowers Patrick Schickerling and Jack Walker are two other uncapped players in the squad. 


Both players went on tour with England to Australia but did not make their test debuts, although they did play against the Barbarians.


Namibian-born tighthead Schickerling has come off the bench in all three of his appearances for Exeter this season and has already scored twice.

EXETER, ENGLAND - MARCH 27: Patrick Schickerling of Chiefs celebrates scoring a try during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby match between Exeter Chiefs and Leicester Tigers at Sandy Park on March 27, 2022 in Exeter, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)


Walker has been a regular starter for Harlequins since making the switch from Bath at the start of last season. 


His consistent performances for the Famous Quarters earned him a call up to the squad that travelled to Australia and will look to make his test debut this November.


Finally, Northampton Saints centre Fraser Dingwall has been recalled to the training squad once again. The 23-year-old earned his first call up to the England squad ahead of the 2020 Six Nations but is yet to earn a test debut.

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 11: Northampton Saints' Fraser Dingwall during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby match between Leicester Tigers and Northampton Saints at Mattioli Woods Welford Road Stadium on February 11, 2022 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Stephen White - CameraSport via Getty Images)


Ollie Chessum (Leicester Tigers, 5 caps)
Alex Coles (Northampton Saints, uncapped)
Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, 37 caps)
Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 41 caps)
Ellis Genge (Bristol Bears, 39 caps)
Jamie George (Saracens, 69 caps)
Joe Heyes (Leicester Tigers, 5 caps)
Jonny Hill (Sale Sharks, 15 caps)
Lewis Ludlam (Northampton Saints, 14 caps)
Tom Pearson (London Irish, uncapped)
David Ribbans (Northampton Saints, uncapped)
Bevan Rodd (Sale Sharks, 2 caps)
Patrick Schickerling (Exeter Chiefs, uncapped)
Sam Simmonds (Exeter Chiefs, 14 caps)
Will Stuart (Bath Rugby, 23 caps)
Hugh Tizard (Saracens, uncapped)
Billy Vunipola (Saracens, 64 caps)
Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 70 caps)
Jack Walker (Harlequins, uncapped)
Jack Willis (Wasps, 4 caps) 

Henry Arundell (London Irish, 3 caps)
Joe Cokanasiga (Bath Rugby, 12 caps)
Fraser Dingwall (Northampton Saints, uncapped)
Owen Farrell (Saracens, 97 caps)
Tommy Freeman (Northampton Saints, 2 caps)
George Furbank (Northampton Saints, 6 caps)
Will Joseph (London Irish, 1 cap)
Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby, 69 caps)
Alex Mitchell (Northampton Saints, 1 cap)
Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs, 42 caps)
Guy Porter (Leicester Tigers, 2 caps)
Marcus Smith (Harlequins, 13 caps)
Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers, 13 caps)
Manu Tuilagi (Sale Sharks, 46 caps)
Jack van Poortvliet (Leicester Tigers, 3 caps)
Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 117 caps) 

Unavailable for selection due to injury: Alfie Barbeary, Nic Dolly, Alex Dombrandt, Charlie Ewels, George Ford, Sam Jeffries, Maro Itoje, Nick Isiekwe, Courtney Lawes, Sam Underhill, Anthony Watson

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