Joseph left out of squad
JONATHAN Joseph will not feature in England's QBE international against Australia at Twickenham this weekend after being released from the squad to rejoin his club.
The Derby-born centre missed last Saturday's match against Fiji due to an ankle injury and although he has trained this week, England head coach has left him out of his 23-man squad to face the Wallabies.
Instead, the 21-year-old, one of 13 players to be released, is expected to get some match time under his belt for London Irish, who visit Leicester Tigers in the LV= Cup on Sunday.
"We had to make some tough decisions within the 23 and we are in a good position to be able to select from a largely fit squad," said Lancaster.
"Training has been very focused during the last two days, with all the players training well and pushing hard.
"Jonathan Joseph has come through training but Brad (Barritt) and Manu (Tuilagi) did well in the centres and it would be good for him to get some game time."
After the Australia game, England entertain South Africa on November 24 and New Zealand on December 1.