Henry Slade has been dropped from England’s Autumn Nations Series squad following a surprise omission by Eddie Jones.
Slade missed the summer tour to Australia with shoulder surgery but has been with Exeter since the start of the season.
Will Joseph, Guy Porter, Manu Tuilagi and Owen Farrell are the recognized centers in the 36-man group set to take on Argentina, Japan, New Zealand and South Africa in Twickenham next month.
Prop Kyle Sinckler is also back after sitting out the 2-1 series win over the Wallabies with a back problem.
Cadan Murley, the Harlequins’ uncapped winger, is featured in an England senior squad for the first time.
England manager Jones said: “This is a very strong, dynamic squad and some good players have been left out. We’re happy with the depth and strength of the squad.
“The autumn internationals will be like a mini World Cup for us, starting with two tough games against Argentina and Japan, mirroring our group games at next year’s tournament.
“Then we’ll have KO-type games against New Zealand and South Africa – all four games will be great tests for us.”
England’s squad for the Autumn Nations Series
The back: H Arundell (London Irish), J Cokanasiga (Bath), O Farrell (Saracens), G Furbank (Northampton), W Joseph (London Irish), M Malins (Saracens), J May (Gloucester), C Murley (Harlequins), J. Nowell (Exeter), G. Porter (Leicester), R. Quirke (Sales), M. Smith (Harlequins), F. Steward (Leicester), M. Tuilagi (Sales), J. van Poortvliet (Leicester), B Youngs (Leicester).
Forward: A Coles (Northampton), L Cowan-Dickie (Exeter), T Curry (Sales), E Genge (Bristol), J Heyes (Leicester), J Hill (Sales), M Itoje (Saracens), C Lawes (Northampton) , L Ludlam (Northampton), G McGuigan (Newcastle), V Rapava-Ruskin (Gloucester), D Ribbans (Northampton), B Rodd (Sale), S Simmonds (Exeter), K Sinckler (Bristol ), J. Singleton (Gloucester) , H Tizard (Saracens), B Vunipola (Saracens), M Vunipola (Saracens), J Willis (Wasps).
https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/rugby/rugby-union/england-squad-autumn-internationals-henry-slade-b2204224.html Henry Slade is surprisingly dropped from the England squad for the autumn internationals