Stuart Lancaster has been set the challenge of leading England into the 2015 Rugby World Cup as one of the two top-ranked nations.
Calum Clark is a doubt for England's tour of Uruguay and Argentina after an ankle injury ruled him out of the Aviva Premiership final.
Wasps star Christian Wade will be unleashed by England against the Barbarians at Twickenham on Sunday.
Nick Evans is relishing the chance to play at fly-half for the Barbarians against England on Sunday.
Bath hooker Rob Webber will captain England in Sunday's non-cap international against the Barbarians.
All Blacks lock Ali Williams has announced his retirement from international rugby.
Joe Lydon has been appointed England's new head of international player development.
Worcester have announced the signing of former England Saxons hooker Chris Brooker from Harlequins.
Former England centre Dan Hipkiss has been forced to retire due to a shoulder injury.