Eddie Jones included six uncapped players in the 33-man squad for the November Tests and here we run the rule over the fresh faces hoping to make their debut against South Africa on Nov. 12.
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Sinckler put in his best performance of the season in Harlequins’ round six Aviva Premiership triumph over Northampton Saints and luckily for the tight-head, Jones was watching on from the stands. He is flourishing under coach Graham Rowntree and the hugely experienced international Adam Jones at Quins. With Paul Hill and Kieran Brookes omitted from the 33-man party, Sinckler should make his debut in November.
Mike Haley impressed for the Saxons in June. (Photo by Johan Pretorius/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
The Sale fullback is potentially seen as a wing option by Jones but earns his place after impressing on the Saxons tour to South Africa last June. Aged just 22, Haley’s inclusion is perhaps one for the future as Jones weighs up the extended group who will try and make the cut for the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Haley could be thrown in at the deep end in the November Tests but his debut is more likely to come in Argentina at the end of season.
Ben Te’o could make his England debut in the November Tests. Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images
The Worcester centre was part of the England squad for the Australia tour and despite being in the mix to start the first Test, missed out on selection as he came back from injury. He started the season well with the Warriors but picked up a concussion early on but Jones is a fan of his physicality. He faces a hard task to break up the George Ford-Owen Farrell partnership but could earn his chance in the November Tests.
Alex Lozowski has impressed Eddie Jones. getty images
The 23-year-old No.10 Lozowski played brilliantly for Saracens when Farrell was sidelined at the start of the campaign and has caught Jones’ eye. With Ford and Farrell in the fly-half driving seat, Lozowski is unlikely to make his Test debut in November unless the injury crisis worsens for Jones’ squad. He is one for the future and Jones will watch on with interest to see how Lozowski adapts to the international environment.
Nathan Hughes is set make his England debut in November. Tony Marshall/Getty Images
Wasps No.8 Hughes is an exciting option for England and should make his debut in the end-of-year Tests. He offers immense physicality and would be the perfect impact option from the bench. But with England’s back-row options dropping by the day, Hughes could be in the starting 15 for their autumn opener against the Springboks.
Charlie Ewels can play in the second-row and back-row. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)
Second-row Ewels has been in the England mix under Jones but is yet to make his international debut. Maro Itoje and George Kruis are both sidelined for the November Tests and while Joe Launchbury and Courtney Lawes are in the driving seat to start against the Boks, Ewels will vie with Bath teammate Dave Attwood for a spot on the bench. His versatility means he can also cover the back-row which will work in his favour.
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