Sport England drop Kruis for Wallabies clash

23:37  14 november  2017
23:37  14 november  2017 Source:   Omnisport

Wallabies ready for England onslaught

  Wallabies ready for England onslaught Michael Cheika has warned the Wallabies to brace themselves for another England ambush against playmaking duo Bernard Foley and Will Genia.Halfback Genia missed last year's 37-21 defeat in London last year and his deputy Nick Phipps struggled to influence the game as the home side targeted him and Foley relentlessly.

England drop Kruis for Wallabies clash . 25mESPN Staff. Kruis started England 's win over Argentina but has been released back to Saracens for Premiership action. BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images.

Wallabies win after the siren.

GeorgeKruiscropped: George Kruis rises at a lineout against Argentina© Provided by Omnisport George Kruis rises at a lineout against Argentina

George Kruis has been dropped from the England squad to face Australia on Saturday but Joe Marler is recalled for the Test at Twickenham.

Kruis started the uninspiring victory over Argentina last weekend, yet the British and Irish Lions lock was not among the 25 men retained by Eddie Jones to take on the Wallabies.

Second row Kruis returns to Saracens along with Alex Lozowski, who impressed after coming off the bench against the Pumas, and Nick Isiekwe.

George Kruis© David Davies/PA Images via Getty Images George Kruis

Ellis Genge, Tom Dunn, Piers Francis, Zach Mercer, Marcus Smith and Denny Solomona have also been released from the squad.

Gutsy Wallabies maintain Wales hoodoo

  Gutsy Wallabies maintain Wales hoodoo Australia have beaten Wales 29-21 to chalk up a 13th successive victory over Warren Gatland's side at Cardiff's Principality Stadium.Michael Cheika's side ran in four tries in the 29-21 victory at the Prinicipality Stadium in front of a crowd of more than 65,000 and will head into next Saturday's clash against England unbeaten in their past seven matches.

England boss Eddie Jones has axed George Kruis for Saturday’s showdown with old rivals Australia. Meanwhile, Joe Marler is set to feature against the Wallabies at Twickenham after Ellis Genge was among the 10 players released by Jones.

Eddie Jones drops George Kruis from England 's squad for Australia Test as Joe Marler is set to make his comeback for Twickenham showdown. Marler has been retained as one of six remaining front-rowers in a squad of 25 to continue preparations for the showdown with the Wallabies , which means

Marler was suspended for the victory over Argentina and comes back into contention to take on Michael Cheika's in-form side.

Ben Te'o will remain with the squad until Wednesday as the centre continues his recovery from an ankle injury, while Mike Brown is included in the squad despite landing on his head in a nasty fall against the 2015 World Cup semi-finalists last weekend.

England squad:

Forwards: Dan Cole, Charlie Ewels, Jamie George, Dylan Hartley, Nathan Hughes, Maro Itoje, Joe Launchbury, Courtney Lawes, Joe Marler, Chris Robshaw, Sam Simmonds, Sam Underhill, Mako Vunipola, Harry Williams.

Backs: Mike Brown, Danny Care, Elliot Daly, Owen Farrell, George Ford, Jonathan Joseph, Jonny May, Semesa Rokoduguni, Henry Slade, Anthony Watson, Ben Youngs.

Australia confused, England settled: Warne .
Shane Warne believes England are more settled than Australia based on the hosts' surprise selections for the first Ashes Test in Brisbane. "Australia look confused. They're picking wicketkeepers that aren't even keeping for their state. To me, I think England are in a better situation going into that first Test than what Australia are," Warne told reporters on Friday.

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