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Haskell and Marler left out of England's autumn international squads

There are also a number of so-called ‘apprentice players’ in the squad.

Marler and Haskell exchange pleasantries during an Aviva Premiership match earlier this year.
Marler and Haskell exchange pleasantries during an Aviva Premiership match earlier this year.
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THE 75-TIMES capped James Haskell has been left out of the England squad for next month’s autumn internationals.

The back-row, who toured with the Lions this summer, is replaced by the uncapped Exeter player Sam Simmonds.

After being suspended for the first two matches next month, against Argentina and Australia, prop Joe Marler has also been left out.

However, Sale wing Denny Solomona is included by head coach Eddie Jones with uncapped Marcus Smith and Zach Mercer picked as “apprentice players.”


Mike Brown (Harlequins) Elliot Daly (Wasps) Jonny May (Leicester) Denny Solomona (Sale) Anthony Watson (Bath); Danny Care (Harlequins), Owen Farrell (Saracens), George Ford (Leicester) Piers Francis (Northampton), Jonathan Joseph (Bath), Alex Lozowski (Saracens), Henry Slade (Exeter) Marcus Smith (Harlequins), Ben Youngs (Leicester).


Dan Cole (Leicester), Tom Dunn (Bath), Ellis Genge (Leicester), Jamie George (Saracens), Dylan Hartley (Northampton), Matt Mullan (Wasps), Mako Vunipola (Saracens), Harry Williams (Exeter); Tom Curry (Sale), Charlie Ewels (Bath), Nathan Hughes (Wasps), Nick Isiekwe (Saracens), Maro Itoje (Saracens), George Kruis (Saracens), Joe Launchbury (Wasps), Courtney Lawes (Northampton), Zach Mercer (Bath), Chris Robshaw (Harlequins), Sam Simmonds (Exeter), Sam Underhill (Bath).

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