Eddie Jones says England do not absolutely have to win all four of their autumn internationals -- it's not knockout rugby after all -- but he is brutally aware of his own managerial mortality.
Wasps winger Christian Wade is understood to have quit rugby in order to pursue a career in the NFL.
England lock Courtney Lawes has extended his contract with Northampton Saints until 2021.
Danny Cipriani has been left out of England's squad for the autumn internationals against South Africa, New Zealand, Japan and Australia next month.
Nathan Hughes will miss England's first three autumn Tests after his striking ban was extended to six weeks for describing the disciplinary hearing as a "joke".