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Ugo Monye left out of England squad as Chris Ashton returns to face Australia

Last Updated: 14/11/12 8:28am

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Ugo Monye: Left out of England squad

Ugo Monye: Left out of England squad

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Ugo Monye has been left out of England's 23-man squad to face Australia on Saturday despite impressing against Fiji.

Monye was one of 13 players released from Stuart Lancaster's training squad with Chris Ashton returning after missing last weekend's match through suspension.

Gloucester wing Charlie Sharples is rewarded for his two tries against the Pacific Island nation with another chance to shine.

Thomas Waldrom could retain his place with Gloucester back-rower Ben Morgan among those released for club duty, alongside club team-mates Freddie Burns and Billy Twelvetrees.

Dylan Hartley is returning to camp for continued treatment on his knee injury.

Explaining his squad, Lancaster said: "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.

"Alex Corbisiero has played once in five months so it is important that he goes back and has more game time for London Irish. Jonathan Joseph has come through training but Brad and Manu did well in the centres and, similar to Alex, it would be good for him to get some game time.

"It is 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."

Backs: Ashton (Saracens), Barritt (Saracens), Brown (Harlequins), Care (Harlequins), Farrell (Saracens), Flood (Leicester), Alex Goode (Saracens), Sharples (Gloucester), M Tuilagi (Leicester), B Youngs (Leicester)

Forwards: Cole (Leicester), Johnson (Exeter), Launchbury (Wasps), Marler (Harlequins), Palmer (Wasps), Paice (London Irish), Parling (Leicester), Robshaw (Harlequins, capt), Vunipola (Saracens), Waldrom (Leicester), Wilson (Bath), Wood (Northampton), T Youngs (Leicester)

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