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Andy Robinson's 30-man England squad for the autumn internationals includes six players from Leicester Tigers. George Chuter, Martin Corry, Ben Kay, Lewis Moody, Julian White and Andy Goode have all been included ahead of the four-match Investec series.

The door is still open to those Tigers who haven't made the 30-man squad this time around, with no player allowed to start all four internationals. That could include late call-ups for the likes of Louis Deacon, Harry Ellis and Scott Bemand, all of whom have trained with the England Elite Playing Squad this season.

England face New Zealand, Argentina and South Africa (twice) on successive weekends this November. Robinson will announce his captain and the starting XV on Monday October 30.

Speaking about the squad, which includes seven uncapped players, Robinson said: "I'm pleased with the 30-man squad that will prepare for the Investec Challenge match against New Zealand on November 5. It includes a good mix of experience and also gives an opportunity for some of the newcomers to the Elite squad to push further their claims for a starting place at some point during the four test matches in November.  

"I'd like to congratulate the uncapped players, Tom Rees (London Wasps), Stuart Turner (Sale Sharks), Anthony Allen and Olly Morgan (Gloucester), Toby Flood (Newcastle Falcons), Paul Sackey (London Wasps) and Shaun Perry (Bristol Rugby) for all making the squad. They have all been in excellent form for their clubs.  

"I will amend and add to the squad for the Argentina game to ensure that no player starts more than three of the four games. 

"I'll also consider players who haven't made the 30 this time around. Some players have recently returned from injury and there is a good possibility that they and others may feature in other Investec Challenge matches this November.

"The four match Investec Series is one all of the England squad and management are looking forward to. New Zealand are the number one team in the world, Argentina are playing some very good rugby and had a good summer series against Wales and South Africa are also giving some players the opportunity to stake their claims for a RWC spot."

England squad:


George Chuter - Leicester Tigers
Martin Corry - Leicester Tigers
Perry Freshwater - Perpignan
James Forrester - Gloucester
Danny Grewcock - Bath Rugby
Chris Jones - Sale Sharks
Ben Kay - Leicester Tigers
Magnus Lund - Sale Sharks
Lee Mears Bath - Rugby
Lewis Moody - Leicester Tigers
Tom Palmer - London Wasps
*Tom Rees - London Wasps
Pat Sanderson - Worcester Warriors
Andrew Sheridan - Sale Sharks
*Stuart Turner - Sale Sharks
Julian White - Leicester Tigers

*Anthony Allen - Gloucester
Iain Balshaw - Gloucester
Ben Cohen - Northampton Saints
Mark Cueto - Sale Sharks
*Toby Flood - Newcastle Falcons
Andy Goode - Leicester Tigers
Charlie Hodgson - Sale Sharks
Josh Lewsey - London Wasps
*Olly Morgan - Gloucester
Jamie Noon - Newcastle Falcons
Mathew Tait - Newcastle Falcons
*Shaun Perry - Bristol Rugby
Pete Richards - Gloucester
*Paul Sackey - London Wasps

* denotes uncapped player