England: Owen Farrell set for 100th cap as Will Stuart returns from injury in updated training squad

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England have named an updated squad ahead of their Autumn Nations Series clash against New Zealand on Saturday.

Providing he comes through this week’s training without any problems, Owen Farrell is set to win his 100th cap for the country.

Two players called up

Farrell is joined in the 36-man group by Adam Radwan, who scored a stunning try for Newcastle Falcons at the weekend, and injury-returnee Will Stuart.

Max Malins misses out after going off injured in Saracens’ dramatic Premiership victory over Northampton Saints on Sunday.

London Irish’s Tom Pearson is the other player to make way for Radwan and Stuart as England begin their preparations for a huge game against the All Blacks.

Eddie Jones’ men defeated New Zealand in the 2019 Rugby World Cup but the two teams have not faced off since the global tournament.

Huge match

With just under a year to go until France 2023 this is a huge match for both sides as they assess where they currently stand in the world game.

Ian Foster’s charges struggled in the early part of the season, going down to Ireland and succumbing to Argentina, but have improved since then, claiming the Rugby Championship title.

They also have three wins on their northern hemisphere tour so far, but they weren’t exactly convincing in the 31-23 triumph over Scotland.

Both sides will name their 23-man squads on Thursday in what will be a big occasion at Twickenham.

England’s 36-man training squad for All Blacks game

Forwards: Alex Coles, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Tom Curry, Ellis Genge, Jamie George, Joe Heyes, Jonny Hill, Maro Itoje, David Ribbans, Sean Robinson, Bevan Rodd, Sam Simmonds, Kyle Sinckler, Jack Singleton, Will Stuart, Hugh Tizard, Billy Vunipola, Mako Vunipola, Jack Willis

Backs: Joe Cokanasiga, Owen Farrell, Tommy Freeman, George Furbank, Will Joseph, Jonny May, Alex Mitchell, Cadan Murley, Jack Nowell, Guy Porter, Adam Radwan, Henry Slade, Marcus Smith, Freddie Steward, Manu Tuilagi, Jack van Poortvliet, Ben Youngs

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