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Tigers quartet among England's retained players

England head coach Eddie Jones has retained four Leicester Tigers backs among 25 players preparing for the first autumn Test this weekend.

George Ford, Jonny May, Manu Tuilagi and Ben Youngs will remain with the England squad ahead of the first Test of the Quilter Internationals against South Africa at Twickenham on Saturday.
 
The 23-man matchday squad will be announced on Thursday before the squad return to London from their training base in Portugal.

England squad

Forwards
Tom Curry (Sale Sharks)
Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby)
Jamie George (Saracens)
Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints) (co-captain)
Alec Hepburn (Exeter Chiefs)
Maro Itoje (Saracens)
George Kruis (Saracens)
Zach Mercer (Bath Rugby)
Ben Moon (Exeter Chiefs) 
Brad Shields (Wasps)
Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins)
Elliott Stooke (Bath Rugby)
Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs)
Mark Wilson (Newcastle Falcons)
 
Backs
Chris Ashton (Sale Sharks)
Danny Care (Harlequins)
Elliot Daly (Wasps)
Owen Farrell (Saracens) (co-captain)
George Ford (Leicester Tigers)
Jonny May (Leicester Tigers)

Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs)
Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs)
Ben Te’o (Worcester Warriors)
Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers)
Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)