Vunipola brothers and Jamie George left out of England’s autumn Test series

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  • Trio’s Saracens teammate Owen Farrell continues as captain
  • Sale No 9 Raffi Quirke among four uncapped players selected

Eddie Jones has stood by his captain, Owen Farrell, for the Tests against Tonga, Australia and South Africa next month, saying he is “the best man for the job”, but several other mainstays of his tenure are conspicuous by their absence from the squad named on Monday.

Unveiling a 34-man selection including four uncapped players, Jones said he wants England to play with “a really aggressive, attacking mindset” as they build towards the 2023 World Cup, and that he plans to build a new leadership group headed by Farrell. “We’re looking to produce a younger squad to get ready for the World Cup,” the head coach said.

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Written by Luke McLaughlin
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/oct/18/england-rugby-squad-autumn-test-series-farrell-vunipola-george under the title “Vunipola brothers and Jamie George left out of England’s autumn Test series”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.