Sport England drop Kruis for Wallabies clash

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

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  Wallabies beat Japan 63-30 in historic rugby Test in Yokohama as Tevita Kuridrani bags hat-trick <p>The Wallabies' first-ever match against Japan on Japanese soil has ended in a big victory, with Australia beating the Brave Blossoms 63-30 in Yokohama.</p>Playing at the venue which will host the 2019 Rugby World Cup final and their first match against Japan on home soil, Australia hit the ground running.

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.

Wallabies to target rookie Welsh centre

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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.

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