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Seven Saints lead the way with England

Courtney Lawes remains part of the England EPS for the Autumn Internationals © Getty Images

Rugby News Seven Saints lead the way with England

The England squad for the upcoming Autumn Internationals has been confirmed, the Saints the best represented club among Stuart Lancaster’s 34-man group providing no less than seven players.

Among the forwards, Alex Corbisiero, Dylan Hartley, Courtney Lawes and Tom Wood will be up for selection to take on Australia, Argentina and New Zealand at Twickenham, while Lee Dickson and Ben Foden are joined by Luther Burrell in the backs, the centre called up as injury cover.

The first Test against Australia takes place on Saturday, November 2nd and with just over a fortnight to go, head coach Lancaster says everyone is eagerly anticipating the return of international rugby.

“We have been looking forward to this QBE Internationals series ever since we got back from Argentina,” he said. “As a coaching group we have watched a lot of rugby and we are pleased with the form of the squad. The camp is an important part of our preparation and we are looking forward to meeting up.

“Inevitably there have been some injuries and there is still a big European weekend ahead. But injures always create opportunities and we are pleased to call up Tom Johnson, Joel Tomkins, Henry Trinder and Luther Burrell into the Senior EPS, with Luther joining us as injury cover so it will be great for him to come in and put a marker down in what is going to be a competitive selection leading into the Australia game.”

ENGLAND ELITE PLAYER SQUAD FOR QBE INTERNATIONALS

Forwards
David ATTWOOD (Bath)
Dan COLE (Leicester Tigers)
Alex CORBISIERO (Northampton Saints)
Tom JOHNSON (Exeter Chiefs)
Dylan HARTLEY (Northampton Saints)
Matt KVESIC (Gloucester)
Joe LAUNCHBURY (Wasps)
Courtney LAWES (Northampton Saints)
Joe MARLER (Harlequins)
Ben MORGAN (Gloucester)
Geoff PARLING (Leicester Tigers)
Chris ROBSHAW (Harlequins)
Billy VUNIPOLA (Saracens)
Mako VUNIPOLA (Saracens)
David WILSON (Bath)
Tom WOOD (Northampton Saints)
Tom YOUNGS (Leicester Tigers)

Backs
Chris ASHTON (Saracens)
Mike BROWN (Harlequins)
Freddie BURNS (Gloucester)
Luther BURRELL (Northampton Saints)
Danny CARE (Harlequins)
Lee DICKSON (Northampton Saints)
Kyle EASTMOND (Bath)
Owen FARRELL (Saracens)
Toby FLOOD (Leicester Tigers)
Ben FODEN (Northampton Saints)
Alex GOODE (Saracens)
Henry TRINDER (Gloucester)
Joel TOMKINS (Saracens)
Billy TWELVETREES (Gloucester)
Christian WADE (Wasps)
Marland YARDE (London Irish)
Ben YOUNGS (Leicester Tigers)

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