England lock out with calf injury
SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT: England lock George Kruis will miss his team’s final two November Tests against Japan and Australia because of a calf injury.
Kruis picked up the injury in his team’s narrow loss to the All Blacks at Twickenham last weekend.
England head coach Eddie Jones has selected 30 players to begin training on Tuesday ahead of England’s third Test of the in November against Japan.
The group include uncapped Ted Hill, Nick Schonert, Elliott Stooke and Joe Cokanasiga, with Hill included as an apprentice.
England opened their November internationals with a 12-11 victory over South Africa, before a 15-16 loss to New Zealand.
Saturday’s match against Japan will be the first time the two side’s have met each other since 1987 with England ending their November internationals versus Australia on November 24.
Forwards: Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby), Jamie George (Saracens), Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints), Alec Hepburn (Exeter Chiefs), Ted Hill (Worcester Warriors), Maro Itoje (Saracens), Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints), Zach Mercer (Bath), Ben Moon (Exeter Chiefs), Nick Schonert (Worcester Warriors), Brad Shields (Wasps), Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins), Elliott Stooke (Bath Rugby), Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby), Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs), Mark Wilson (Newcastle Falcons).
Backs: Chris Ashton (Sale Sharks), Joe Cokanasiga (Bath Rugby), Danny Care (Harlequins), Elliot Daly (Wasps), Owen Farrell (Saracens), George Ford (Leicester Tigers), Alex Lozowski (Saracens), Jonny May (Leicester Tigers), Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs), Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs), Ben Te’o (Worcester Warriors), Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers), Richard Wigglesworth (Saracens), Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers).
— England Rugby (@EnglandRugby) November 13, 2018