Eddie Jone said last week that it is easy to beat the Springboks, I think he my just be starting to rethink that after yet another English player has been ruled out of the November test against the Springboks which starts in two weeks.
Alex Lozowski will not be playing after the terms of his ban were altered on Tuesday.
The midfield player was given a two week ban for dangerous play in Saracens win over Glasgow.
Sport24 reported that he was initially ruled out to miss games against Lyon and in English rugby union’s Premiership Cup, a tournament mainly designed for emerging players, before becoming available again on October 29.
But following his selection in England coach Eddie Jones’s squad for the November internationals and the preceding pre-series training camp in Portugal, European Professional Club Rugby’s independent disciplinary review have adjusted his ban on the grounds Lozowski was unlikely to play in the Premiership Cup.
“Had the player not received a sanction, he would not in the normal course of events have been expected to play in the match against Leicester,” said an EPCR statement.
“It was concluded that in the context of Lozowski’s suspension, Saracens’ match against Leicester should not be regarded as one the player would have been expected to play in on account of his England selection.”
As a result, Lozowski will miss the Twickenham clash against the Springboks on November 3 but will be available for the visit of world champions New Zealand the following week.