Jamie George returns to England squad ahead of Japan clash

Jamie George has recovered from a foot injury
Jamie George has recovered from a foot injury

England have recalled Saracens hooker Jamie George into the 36-man training squad ahead of the autumn international fixture against Japan.

George has successfully overcame his foot injury to make a comeback following England's shocking 29-30 defeat against Argentina at Twickenham Stadium last weekend.

There are also call up for Northampton Saints duo Tommy Freeman and Alex Mitchell while Val Rapava Ruskin and George McGuigan have been released to their clubs.

“Eddie Jones has named a 36-player squad for England’s Autumn Nations Series match against Japan this weekend," read a Rugby Football Union statement.

“England will take on the Brave Blossoms at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday 12 November (3.15pm KO).

“There are returns to the squad for Jamie George, Tommy Freeman and Alex Mitchell.”

England 36-man squad:

Forwards: Alex Coles, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Tom Curry, Ellis Genge, Jamie George, Joe Heyes, Jonny Hill, Maro Itoje, Tom Pearson, David Ribbans, Sean Robinson, Bevan Rodd, Sam Simmonds, Kyle Sinckler, Jack Singleton, Hugh Tizard, Billy Vunipola, Mako Vunipola, Jack Willis

Backs: Joe Cokanasiga, Owen Farrell, Tommy Freeman, George Furbank, Will Joseph, Max Malins, Jonny May, Alex Mitchell, Cadan Murley, Jack Nowell, Guy Porter, Henry Slade, Marcus Smith, Freddie Steward, Manu Tuilagi, Jack van Poortvliet, Ben Youngs