Set-piece specialist George Kruis is Eddie Jones' scapegoat again

Meanwhile Harlequins prop Joe Marler will make his England comeback after being retained

Meanwhile Harlequins prop Joe Marler will make his England comeback after being retained

Owen Farrell will make his England comeback at Twickenham on Saturday - but fellow Lion George Kruis has been dropped for the showpiece Test against the Wallabies.

Leicester prop Ellis Genge has also been released, meaning Joe Marler - suspended for the Pumas' visit - will be involved in the 23-man squad Jones will name Thursday.

Kruis's omission from Jones's plans is the latest setback of a turbulent year for the Sarries forward, who has endured a number of injury problems and was dropped after the first Test of the Lions tour of New Zealand.

Jonny May is also set to feature after shaking off a hamstring issue.

The 27-year-old, a protege of England forwards coach and his former Saracens captain Steve Borthwick, was viewed as an indispensable part of the team as recently as the RBS 6 Nations but his star continues to wane.

Marler returns after completing his three-week ban for striking with the elbow in the Champions Cup and will either start or be named on the bench against Australia, depending on whether Jones decides to reduce Mako Vunipola's workload.

Alex Lozowski has also been dropped despite appearing as a second-half replacement on Saturday.

Players released back to their clubs: Tom Dunn (Bath Rugby), Piers Francis (Northampton Saints), Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers), Nick Isiekwe (Saracens), George Kruis (Saracens), Alex Lozowski (Saracens), Zach Mercer (Bath Rugby), Marcus Smith (Harlequins), Denny Solomona (Sale Sharks).

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