Captain Lawes missing from England squad as Jones prepares for Argentina test

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Courtney Lawes will miss England's autumn international opener with Argentina on Sunday after the captain was omitted from Eddie Jones' squad.

The forward is continuing to struggle with symptoms following a head injury sustained in September, and had been mooted as a doubt for the match at Twickenham.

Ahead of England gathering for a pre-autumn camp in Jersey, Lawes had signalled his withdrawal, with his absence an expected one.

Regardless, his departure leaves questions over who will skipper the side, though Owen Farrell could take on the captaincy once more following his inclusion.

The back is continuing through return-to-play protocols himself and will go through the latter stages in camp.

Alongside Lawes, Lewis Ludlum misses out following an abdominal wall injury, with Sean Robinson called up to replace him.