Sport England's Farrell, Itoje retained in 25-man squad to face Australia

19:53  14 november  2017
19:53  14 november  2017 Source:   Reuters

Rusty England overcome spirited Pumas

  Rusty England overcome spirited Pumas Nathan Hughes and Semesa Rokoduguni scored the tries as England saw off struggling Argentina despite failing to fire on all cylinders.The Six Nations champions were looking to make a statement a week before facing Australia, but were not at their best against the Pumas in an attritional contest on Saturday.

(Reuters) - England coach Eddie Jones is set to recall Owen Farrell and Maro Itoje to face Australia after they were included in the initial 25 - man squad on Tuesday. Rugby Union - England Training - Pennyhill Park, Bagshot, Britain - November 7

Reuters. Scotland' s Marfo on verge of fairytale elevation to test ranks. Foot injury rules Davies out of Wales' team for six months. England coach Eddie Jones is set to recall Owen Farrell and Maro Itoje to face Australia after they were included in the initial 25 - man squad on Tuesday.

Owen Farrell holding a football ball: England Training © REUTERS England Training

England coach Eddie Jones is set to recall Owen Farrell and Maro Itoje to face Australia after they were included in the initial 25-man squad on Tuesday.

Farrell and Itoje were both rested for England's underwhelming 21-8 victory over Argentina last weekend as part of Jones's long-term plan to ease the workload of some of his players who are also British and Irish Lions.

George Kruis, who started against Argentina, as well as Ellis Genge and Alex Lozowski, both of whom came on as substitutes, are among nine players to return to their Premiership clubs.

a baseball player holding a bat: European Champions Cup - Northampton Saints vs Saracens © REUTERS European Champions Cup - Northampton Saints vs Saracens

Loosehead prop Joe Marler returns from suspension, while winger Jonny May continues to recover from a hamstring injury.

Coutinho could face England

  Coutinho could face England Philippe Coutinho could be fit enough to face England next Tuesday as Brazil's medical staff look to help his recovery from a leg injury. Gareth Southgate's England face world champions Germany at Wembley on Friday before hosting Brazil four days later.The 25-year-old Coutinho has not featured for Liverpool since their 4-1 Premier League defeat against Tottenham Hotspur on October 22 after straining his abductor muscle.Brazil's team doctor confirmed Coutinho had not recovered in time to face Japan in Friday's friendly, but there seems to be hope for any England fan wanting to see him in action in London.

Joe Marler and Jonny May are in line to make their first appearances of England ' s autumn campaign after being retained in a 25 - man squad ahead of Saturday's meeting with Australia . Meanwhile, Owen Farrell and Maro Itoje also seem poised for involvement. England squad to face Australia .

England welcome Australia to Twickenham Saturday for their the Australia Test. Saracens duo Owen Farrell and Maro Itoje have been retained ahead of their expected return. Full 25 - MAN squad for australia test at twickenham. Backs.

England are looking for a fifth consecutive win against Australia at Twickenham on Saturday.

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).

(Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; Editing by Christian Radnedge)

Things to watch out for in England's final Ashes warm up .
England will play their final warm-up match ahead of the Ashes series as they face the Cricket Australia XI once again on Wednesday morning After a ‘blow-the-cobwebs off’ type two-day game, England defeated the Cricket Australia XI in a four-day night first-class match in Adelaide. With England facing their final warm-up match ahead of the real thing getting underway, it’s vital that they can select as close to what they management team want to the team which will start the first Test. I’ve taken a look at the things we need to watch out for in the final warm up game: 1/6 SLIDES © Ryan Pierse/Getty Images Sport Things to watch out for in England's final Ashes warm up

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