Cowan-Dickie out of Autumn Test series

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Exeter Chiefs hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie has been ruled our for England this Autumn after sustaining a significant ankle injury in Saturday's win over Wasps. Picture: Getty Images

By Mark Stevens

Exeter Chiefs hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie will take no part in England Autumn internationals after he sustained a significant ankle injury in Saturday's Gallagher Premiership win over Wasps.

The 28-year-old Cornishman was one of four Chiefs named by Eddie Jones in his 32-man squad on Monday.

However, following medical assessment in the past 24 hours, the decision has been made to withdraw the all-action hooker, who has won 31 Test caps for his country.

No timescale has been put on how long Cowan-Dickie will be out of action.

England head coach Eddie Jones has called up Saracens hooker Jamie George to the squad, which will meet on Monday to travel to Jersey for a five-day training camp as they prepare for fixtures against Tonga (Nov 6), Australia (Nov 13) and South Africa (Nov 20) with all matches at Twickenham Stadium.

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