Lancaster: I'll keep Sharples
CHARLIE Sharples looks set to win his fourth England cap against Australia at Twickenham on Saturday (2.30pm) following his two-try Fiji burst.
The Gloucester speedster's place was in doubt with the return of regular wing Chris Ashton from a ban, but head coach Stuart Lancaster has let Ugo Monye go back to Harlequins.
Monye is one of 13 players on their way back for LV= Cup fixtures this weekend, including Sharples' team-mates Freddie Burns, Billy Twelvetrees and Ben Morgan, and Lancaster said there were some close calls to make.
He said: "It's tough on Ugo, who misses out this time, but Chris (Ashton) has been excellent in training and Charlie is rewarded for his performance at the weekend.
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"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.
"Training has been very focused during the last two days, with all the players training well and pushing hard."
England Squad: Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers); Tom Johnson (Exeter Chiefs); Joe Launchbury (London Wasps); Joe Marler (Harlequins); Tom Palmer (London Wasps); David Paice (London Irish); Geoff Parling (Leicester Tigers); Chris Robshaw (Harlequins, capt); Mako Vunipola (Saracens); Thomas Waldrom (Leicester Tigers); David Wilson (Bath Rugby); Tom Wood (Northampton Saints); Tom Youngs (Leicester Tigers); Chris Ashton (Saracens); Brad Barritt (Saracens); Mike Brown (Harlequins); Danny Care (Harlequins); Owen Farrell (Saracens); Toby Flood (Leicester Tigers); Alex Goode (Saracens); Charlie Sharples (Gloucester Rugby); Manusamoa Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers); Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers).