A quartet of forwards from Franklin’s Gardens have been included in the 33-man England squad for the upcoming Autumn Internationals.
Dylan Hartley, Courtney Lawes and Teimana Harrison have all retained their places from the training group which assembled in Brighton a few weeks ago, with Tom Wood being called up alongside his clubmates.
The squad heads to Portugal on Sunday for a week-long training camp before playing South Africa, Fiji, Argentina and Australia at Twickenham during November.
“With a number of influential players missing through injury we have two weeks to prepare a robust and resilient team to meet the challenges set for us,” said England head coach Eddie Jones.
“Our training camp in Portugal is a great opportunity to spend a week together, focus on putting our game plans in place and for new players to understand the England way.
“We’re looking forward to being back in front of a passionate Twickenham crowd and I’m confident we can prepare well and put together a matchday 23 which is full of pride, energy and commitment to give South Africa the game of their lives.”
ENGLAND SQUAD FOR AUTUMN INTERNATIONALS
Dave Attwood (Bath), Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers), Charlie Ewels (Bath), Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers), Jamie George (Saracens), Teimana Harrison (Northampton Saints), Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints), Nathan Hughes (Wasps), Joe Launchbury (Wasps), Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints), Joe Marler (Harlequins), Ben Morgan (Gloucester), Chris Robshaw (Harlequins), Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins), Tommy Taylor (Wasps), Billy Vunipola (Saracens), Mako Vunipola (Saracens), Tom Wood (Northampton Saints)
Mike Brown (Harlequins), Danny Care (Harlequins), Elliot Daly (Wasps), Owen Farrell (Saracens), George Ford (Bath), Alex Goode (Saracens), Mike Haley (Sale Sharks), Jonathan Joseph (Bath), Alex Lozowski (Saracens), Jonny May (Gloucester), Semesa Rokoduguni (Bath), Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs), Ben Te’o (Worcester Warriors), Marland Yarde (Harlequins), Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)