Jones’ charges were comfortably beaten 18-32 in Dublin in their final match in the 2021 Six Nations.
The fallout from that disappointing campaign resulted in widespread criticism of the coach and he was subjected to a much-publicised RFU review before he was assured by his paymasters that he was still their man to take the team through to the 2023 World Cup in France.
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This will also be the the first time that USA faces off with England at Twickenham since 1999.
W’ve had a good few days in England getting the guys back together with a number of productive training sessions under our belts” Head coach Gary Gold said about the match-day 23 he’s got set for the Independence Day showdown. “For us, the important thing is to ensure our younger players are exposed to this quality of competition early and often in their playing career. As we look ahead to World Cup qualification against Canada and now two test matches against Ireland, we are confident we will see the experience of these games pay dividends heading into the next two World cup cycles
With multiple England first-choice players away with the Lions and other seasoned players such as George Ford, Ben Youngs and Jonny May rested, Jones has looked at the two-Test mid-year series versus the USA and Canada as his opportunity to freshen up his squad.
Following his use of a regularly revised squad these past three weeks, he has now selected a team to take on the Americans at Twickenham that contains eight uncapped players in the starting line-up and four more potential new caps on the bench.
With Ollie Lawrence and Charlie Ewels the only two repeat starters from Dublin, Jones has included squad regulars such as Henry Slade, Max Malins, Ellis Genge and Sam Underhill to ensure an experienced backbone is present to bolster the many newcomers in an XV skippered by rookie Lewis Ludlow.
The Gallagher Premiership winner will pair up with fellow uncapped playmaker Harry Randall, with the Bristol player starting at scrum-half.
England, missing a host of British and Irish Lions stars, could hand out 12 debuts this weekend, with four more uncapped players on the bench.
Leicester full-back Freddie Steward will make his Test bow, with five uncapped forwards also in from the off.
England head coach Eddie Jones challenged the new faces to make their mark when stepping up to a new level.
“Over the past three weeks our biggest message to the players is what an opportunity this is to show what they can do and make their mark with England,” said Jones.
“They’ve applied themselves as a group and worked very hard individually during this camp to reach their personal bests.