Owen Farrell and Jonny May withdraw from England squad

England will begin their pre-autumn training camp in Jersey on Tuesday with Eddie Jones besieged by further disruption as he seeks to start fine-tuning his selection plans for the World Cup.

As forecast by Sportsmail, the RFU confirmed that Owen Farrell has been unable to join the squad at their Channel Island base, as he must go through return-to-play protocols at Saracens after being knocked out at Exeter.

, Sale wing Tom Roebuck has been called up in place of Jonny May, who has dislocated an elbow.

Owen Farrell has withdrawn from the squad after suffering a concussion over the weekend

Owen Farrell has withdrawn from the squad after suffering a concussion over the weekend 

Jonny May will also play no part after suffering what appeared to be a bad elbow injury

Jonny May will also play no part after suffering what appeared to be a bad elbow injury

In addition, London Irish’s back-three sensation, Henry Arundell, cannot take part in training in Jersey, but will be at the camp for rehabilitation on his untimely foot injury.

Adam Radwan of Newcastle has been called up as cover and Henry Slade — surprisingly left out of the 36-man squad named for the November Tests — has also hurriedly been reinstated.

The presence of Exeter’s playmaker centre will partially offset the potential absence of Farrell from the series opener against Argentina at Twickenham on Sunday week.

Sale wing Tom Roebuck (right) has been called up in place of injured England winger May

Sale wing Tom Roebuck (right) has been called up in place of injured England winger May

Jones has also brought in rookie fly-half Charlie Atkinson, who was left unemployed by Wasps.

This fresh upheaval will frustrate Jones’s desire to bed in combinations with the bigger picture of the World Cup in mind.

The back-line vision has been especially hampered.A year ago, there was talk of the launch of a new England era, built around a Marcus Smith-Farrell axis, but that 10-12 alliance has not ignited after frequent interruptions.

For all the speculation about who might occupy the starting fly-half place, that undoubtedly has Smith’s name on it — in Jones’s eyes.If fit, Farrell would surely operate at inside centre.

England head coach Eddie Jones faces an injury crisis ahead of the Autumn internationals

England head coach Eddie Jones faces an injury crisis ahead of the Autumn internationals

Manu Tuilagi is likely to be deployed there in a midfield pairing with Slade which has proved to be highly effective in the past.

With 10 and a half months to go until the World Cup opener against Argentina in Marseille, there is precious little stability and certainty in relation to the back line.Only two men are shoo-ins: rulet siteleri Freddie Steward, at full back or wing, and Smith at 10.

Farrell is another certainty when fit. Tuilagi is still prized by Jones, but his availability is a matter of hope over expectation. The status of Ben Youngs as starting scrum-half is under threat from Raffi Quirke and Jack van Poortvliet.Harry Randall cannot be discounted, nor Alex Mitchell.

Slade appeared to be one of the stalwarts but he was left out of the training squad after shoulder surgery. His fellow Exeter back Jack Nowell is another Jones favourite, but another victim of all-too-regular injuries. 

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Manu Tuilagi is fit and is expected to be a starting centre choice for Jones this month

Manu Tuilagi is fit and is expected to be a starting centre choice for Jones this month

Out wide, Arundell and Tommy Freeman are the new shining lights and Roebuck has emerged too, but May, Nowell and Anthony Watson will not just accept that a changing of the guard is inevitable.

Others are jostling for inclusion. George Furbank’s versatility is valued and Jones keeps hoping that Joe Cokanasiga can deliver on his potential. 

Max Malins should come again, and likewise Elliot Daly.Then there is a raft of Harlequins contenders: Joe Marchant, Cadan Murley, Danny Care and Luke Northmore.

The list goes on and on and on. England have so many choices, rulet siteleri but so few certainties.

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