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England name three uncapped players in 33-man squad

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Semesa Rokoduguni is one of three uncapped players to make Stuart Lancaster's 33-man squad for the QBE Autumn Internationals, which consists of seven Bath players.

England will take on New Zealand, South Africa, Samoa and Australia this November, and will be looking to push the southern hemisphere teams all the way and make a stand ahead of next year's World Cup.

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Other uncapped players include Saracens lock George Kruis and Northampton flanker Calum Clark, who are set to make there International debuts next month.

Rokoduguni's inclusion has swelled the number of Bath players to seven, including centre Jonathan Joseph, who comes in to replace the injured Manu Tuilagi.

Bath are now as equally well represented in the squad as Aviva Premiership pacesetters Northampton Saints, who have fly half Stephen Myler fighting Saracens' Owen Farrell and Bath's George Ford for the No.10 shirt.

Chris Robshaw retains the captaincy, and Head Coach Stuart Lancaster has commented on the array of talent on display in the Premiership and how his decisions have been influenced.

Lancaster told the press: “The first six rounds of the Premiership and opening round of European action have given us plenty to think about as coaches with a lot of players putting their hand up for selection and we are excited by the options available to us.

More squad additions

“We are still monitoring a number of players injury-wise and with another intensive round of European games to come, including the Wasps-Harlequins and Sale-Clermont games on Sunday, there are likely to be additions to the squad after the weekend as we move into the training camp and towards the games - so there is plenty to be decided before the New Zealand match comes around.

"We have four quality sides coming to Twickenham for this QBE Internationals series and we are really looking forward to playing at home in front of our passionate supporters as we continue the build up to the World Cup in 12 months’ time.”

Exeter winger Jack Nowell returns to the setup having made a full recovery from the knee injury that kept him out of the tour of New Zealand, while back-row duo James Haskell and Ben Morgan have also returned to the frame.

33-man England squad for Autumn internationals:


Joe Marler (Harlequins)
Matt Mullan (Wasps)
Kieran Brookes (Newcastle Falcons)
David Wilson (Bath Rugby)
Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints)
Rob Webber (Bath Rugby)
Dave Attwood (Bath Rugby)
George Kruis (Saracens)
Joe Launchbury (Wasps)
Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints)
Calum Clark (Northampton Saints)
James Haskell (Wasps)
Ben Morgan (Gloucester Rugby)
Chris Robshaw (Harlequins, captain)
Billy Vunipola (Saracens)
Tom Wood (Northampton Saints)


Danny Care (Harlequins)
Lee Dickson (Northampton Saints)
Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)
Owen Farrell (Saracens)
George Ford (Bath Rugby)
Stephen Myler (Northampton Saints)
Brad Barritt (Saracens)
Luther Burrell (Northampton Saints)
Kyle Eastmond (Bath Rugby)
Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby)
Billy Twelvetrees (Gloucester Rugby)
Mike Brown (Harlequins)
Alex Goode (Saracens)
Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby)
Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs)
Semesa Rokoduguni (Bath Rugby)
Marland Yarde (Harlequins)

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