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BUSINESS AS USUAL FOR THE ENGLAND RUGBY SQUAD IN THE LEAD-UP TO THE AUTUMN INTERNATIONALS

Wednesday 19th October 2016

BUSINESS AS USUAL FOR THE ENGLAND RUGBY SQUAD IN THE LEAD-UP TO THE AUTUMN INTERNATIONALS

Despite several injuries to key players in the England rugby squad, its been business as usual during training in Brighton in the run up to next month’s Old Mutual Wealth Series. Bath's Anthony Watson suffered a broken jaw, Wasps flanker Sam Jones broke his leg, while Exeter's winger Jack Nowell tore a quad, while a handful of other players returned to training with minor knocks.

Harlequins full-back Mike Brown said: "We need that intensity when we meet up because international rugby is a step-up”. The Autumn Internationals begin in earnest when England take on the might of South Africa on Saturday 12th November, with further matches against Fiji on 19th November, Argentina on 26th November and Australia on 3rd December.

Sam Jones, Anthony Watson and Jack Nowell are set to miss these crunch matches, with Premiership Rugby releasing a statement saying: "England should not be doing full training sessions straight after a Premiership weekend." However, when asked whether the players were surprised by the nature of the training, Mike Brown said: "Not at all, that's what we expect when we go to international camp.”

England’s head coach Eddie Jones said: "It puts us in a good place in terms of our preparation for South Africa. We need to make sure the intensity is there, and that's the whole point of these camps. It's unlucky people got injured but hopefully they’ll get back on the pitch as soon as possible."

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Harlequins Full -back Mike Brown (1)

Autumn Internationals (1)