JAMES HASKELL has been axed from England’s autumn internationals.
The 75-cap stalwart of the Eddie Jones period has been ditched – with Exeter Chiefs rookie Sam Simmonds known as up in his place.
Pink Rose boss Jones has additionally taken a leaf out of the All Blacks’ squads and known as up teen sensation Marcus Smith and Tub back-row Zach Mercer as apprentices in his 34-man squad.
Forward of the video games towards Argentina, Australia and Samoa Jones mentioned: “Our first match towards Argentina within the sequence is a big recreation for England.
“And the whole lot now we have been doing in our coaching camps up to now this season has been geared round getting the element proper in our preparation on how we need to play and win towards them subsequent month.
“This would be the fourth time now we have performed towards Argentina within the final 12 months and the final time we play them earlier than 2019, so we need to ensure that our file towards them is Four-Zero.”
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