Consistency rather than "flash stuff" has been the guiding principle behind England coach Stuart Lancaster's selections at flyhalf.
Saracens wing Chris Ashton has been dropped from Stuart Lancaster's England squad for the November internationals.
Wasps captain James Haskell was set to remain under observation in hospital after suffering what was thought to be a viral infection.
England will be without prolific centre Manu Tuilagi for at least the opening November Test after suffering a recurrence of a groin injury.
David Strettle has queried whether England are going about selecting their wings in the right way ahead of squad announcment.
NEWS: New Zealand welcomed back superstars Dan Carter and Sonny Bill Williams for next month's Northern Hemisphere tour.
Toulon head coach Bernard Laporte has ruled out a move by England flank Steffon Armitage to English Premiership side Bath.
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