Elliot Daly and Kyle Sinckler recalled to England by Eddie Jones

Reports tonight suggest that Henry Slade and Kyle Sinckler will be recalled by Eddie Jones to his England squad after missing out on the summer tour of Australia.

The Aussie is set to name his squad for the autumn tomorrow with Northampton Saints’ Alex Coles and Saracens’ Hugh Tizard, both players who have previously featured for England Under-20s, set to be included.

Sinckler, Daly and Henry Slade will also be part of the squad, according to a report from Mail Online.

Captain Courtney Lawes is likely to rejoin the squad after recovering from concussion, although Jamie George, George Ford and Sam Underhill will miss the entire series through injury.

England face Argentina in the first of their four matches at Twickenham Stadium on Sunday 6 November (2.15pm KO).

They will then host Japan on Saturday 12 November (3.15pm KO), followed by New Zealand on Saturday 19 November (5.30pm KO). Their last match is against South Africa on Saturday 26 November (5.30pm KO).

“With a year to go until the Rugby World Cup, this is a great opportunity for players to come in and impress,” Jones said. “We want them to show real energy and enthusiasm and want to be part of this massive year.

“That doesn’t mean those who have been left out won’t be considered for the Nations Series games this autumn. We will look at club play, form and fitness and the door is open for those players.

“We finished the Australia tour well. It was a great experience, especially for the younger players. Now we have to start again, but we want to build on what we did there and continue that momentum.”

Umpires confirmed for 2022 Autumn Nations Series

England’s Wayne Barnes is poised to make history when he takes charge of his 100th and 101st Tests during the November international window.

Barnes, who made his debut for Fiji in June 2006, will become only the second umpire to reach a Test century after friend Nigel Owens when he takes charge of Wales against New Zealand at the Principality Stadium on November 5.

The Englishman will then set an outright record of 101 Tests when he referees the match between Six Nations Grand Slam winners France and world champions South Africa in Paris a week later on November 12.

World Rugby chairman Sir Bill Beaumont led the tribute to Barnes: “Congratulations to Wayne on his selection and pending record. To be so good for so long as a referee is no easy feat. Wayne Barnes, like Nigel Owens before him, reaches 100 Tests by not just being a great referee, but a great team player, a student of the game and someone who is highly respected by players, coaches and fans alike.”

A total of 23 match officials representing 10 nations will take charge of the so far announced Tests on November 37.

WEEK 1:

Japan v New Zealand
National Kasumigaoka Stadium, Tokyo
Saturday 29 October 2022
Referee: Nika Amashukeli (GRU)
Assistant Referee 1: Jordan Way (RA)
Assistant Referee 2: Graham Cooper (RA)
TMO: Marius Jonker (SARU)
Scotland v Australia
Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Saturday 29 October 2022
Referee: Luke Pearce (RFU)
Assistant referee 1: Karl Dickson (RFU)
Assistant referee 2: Christophe Ridley (RFU)
TMO: Stuart Terheege (RFU)

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