Eddie Jones has had to spread his net wider than is normal due to a bout of injuries. His 33-man England squad comprises players who thought their international days were over, as well as six uncapped players, including back-rower Nathan Hughes and fly-half Alex Lozowski.

Captain Dylan Hartley will lead this new look, rag-tag team out today against South Africa (kick-off 2.30pm) at Twickenham on the first day of the autumn internationals.

BBC2 show highlights at 7.30pm, after Wales v Argentina (kick-off 5.30pm). Scotland v Australia (kick-off 2.30pm) is on BBC1, and Ireland v Canada (kick-off 7.15pm) is on Sky Sports 3.