England trim squad to 26 players as Jack Willis left out

Jack Willis is among the players released
Jack Willis is among the players released

England coach Eddie Jones has named a trimmed 26-member squad for their final autumn international game against South Africa to be played at Twickenham Stadium.

Former Wasps player Jack Willis, who came off the bench during their drawn game against New Zealand has been left out along with Joe Heyes, Sean Robinson, Jack Singleton, Joe Cokanasiga, George Furbank, Will Joseph, Alex Mitchell, Cadan Murley and Adam Radwan, who have been released back to their respective clubs.

Saracens' uncapped second row Hugh Tizard and Sale prop Bevan Rodd have retained their places in the squad.

“England have retained a 26-player squad for their match against South Africa this weekend. Eddie Jones’ side will take on the Springboks at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday (5.30pm KO). The match is live on Amazon Prime Sport and talkSPORT," read a statement from the Rugby Football Union.

England's 26 man squad:

Forwards: Alex Coles, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Tom Curry, Ellis Genge, Jamie George, Jonny Hill, Maro Itoje, David Ribbans, Bevan Rodd, Sam Simmonds, Kyle Sinckler, Will Stuart, Hugh Tizard, Billy Vunipola, Mako Vunipola

Backs: Owen Farrell, Tommy Freeman, Jonny May, Jack Nowell, Guy Porter, Henry Slade, Marcus Smith, Freddie Steward, Manu Tuilagi, Jack van Poortvliet, Ben Youngs