Tomkins

Uncapped centres Joel Tomkins, Henry Trinder and Luther Burrell have been included in England’s elite player player squad for the autumn internationals.

With Manu Tuilagi and Brad Barritt out through injury, Stuart Lancaster has opted to call up the trio of new faces, while Exeter flanker Tom Johnson has also been promoted from the Saxons group.

England will take on Australia, Argentina and New Zealand in successive weekends at Twickenham, with the Wallabies first up on November 2.

Lancaster has yet to confirm who will be his captain, with flankers Chris Robshaw and Tom Wood vying for the role.

“We have been looking forward to this QBE Internationals series ever since we got back from Argentina,” said Lancaster.

“As a coaching group we have watched a lot of rugby and we are pleased with the form of the squad. The camp is an important part of our preparation and we are looking forward to meeting up.

“Inevitably there have been some injuries and there is still a big European weekend ahead. But injures always create opportunities and we are pleased to call up Tom Johnson, Joel Tomkins, Henry Trinder and Luther Burrell into the Senior EPS, with Luther joining us as injury cover so it will be great for him to come in and put a marker down in what is going to be a competitive selection leading into the Australia game.

“We have three major Tests ahead of us and we are looking forward to the challenge.”

England squad for autumn internationals:
Forwards: D Attwood (Bath Rugby), D Cole (Leicester Tigers), A Corbisiero (Northampton Saints), T Johnson (Exeter Chiefs), D Hartley (Northampton Saints), M Kvesic (Gloucester Rugby), J Launchbury (London Wasps), C Lawes (Northampton Saints), J Marler (Harlequins) B Morgan (Gloucester Rugby), G Parling (Leicester Tigers), C Robshaw (Harlequins), B Vunipola (Saracens), M Vunipola (Saracens), D Wilson (Bath Rugby), T Wood (Northampton Saints), T Youngs (Leicester Tigers).

Backs: C Ashton (Saracens), M Brown (Harlequins), F Burns (Gloucester Rugby), L Burrell (Northampton Saints), D Care (Harlequins), L Dickson (Northampton Saints), K Eastmond (Bath Rugby), O Farrell (Saracens), T Flood (Leicester Tigers), B Foden (Northampton Saints), A Goode (Saracens), H Trinder (Gloucester Rugby), J Tomkins (Saracens), B Twelvetrees (Gloucester Rugby), C Wade (London Wasps) M Yarde (London Irish), B Youngs (Leicester Tigers).