England rugby coach Stuart Lancaster added flanker James Haskell, wing Ugo Monye, prop Mako Vunipola and hooker Tom Youngs to the 32-man squad preparing to play Fiji at Twickenham Nov. 10.
The four were promoted from England’s Saxons Elite Player Squad as replacements for the injured Tom Croft, Ben Foden, Alex Corbisiero and Rob Webber. Tom Wood and Courtney Lawes will return from injury in time for the fall international matches, Lancaster said today in a statement on the Rugby Football Union website.
“As a coaching team we can’t wait to go into camp and get the guys focused on what will be a massive challenge,” Lancaster said. England will play Fiji, and then takes on Australia on Nov. 17, South Africa on Nov. 24 and finally New Zealand on Dec. 1. All the games are at London’s Twickenham.
England’s 32-man Squad: Forwards: Mouritz Botha (Saracens) Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers) James Haskell (London Wasps) Phil Dowson (Northampton Saints) Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints) Tom Johnson (Exeter Chiefs) Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints) Joe Marler (Harlequins) Ben Morgan (Gloucester Rugby) Tom Palmer (London Wasps) Geoff Parling (Leicester Tigers) Chris Robshaw (Harlequins) Mako Vunipola (Saracens) Thomas Waldrom (Leicester Tigers) David Wilson (Bath Rugby) Tom Wood (Northampton Saints) Tom Youngs (Leicester Tigers) Backs Anthony Allen (Leicester Tigers) Chris Ashton (Saracens) Brad Barritt (Saracens) Mike Brown (Harlequins) Danny Care (Harlequins) Lee Dickson (Northampton Saints) Owen Farrell (Saracens) Toby Flood (Leicester Tigers) Alex Goode (Saracens) Jonathan Joseph (London Irish) Ugo Monye (Harlequins) Charlie Sharples (Gloucester Rugby) Manusamoa Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers) Jordan Turner-Hall (Harlequins) Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)