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Jones names weakened England rugby squad amid injury crisis

LONDON (AP) With at least 11 players injured or suspended, England rugby coach Eddie Jones has delved into the country's deep pool of reserves to pick an enlarged squad for the November tests that include matches against the southern hemisphere's big three.

Ben Morgan was called up for the first time since the 2015 Rugby World Cup to answer a crisis at No. 8 that has robbed Jones of Billy Vunipola, Sam Simmonds (both injured) and Nathan Hughes, who was handed a six-week ban on Wednesday for punching an opponent.

Jones has selected eight uncapped players in a 36-man group but there was still no room for flyhalf Danny Cipriani, who has made an excellent start to the season at new club Gloucester but appears to have fallen out of favor with Jones. Cipraini, who was arrested following an incident at a nightclub in August, wasn't called up to England's recent training camp.

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