Northampton Saints director of rugby Jim Mallinder says that he is "delighted" for his England stars, despite them being unavailable for selection for the next few weeks of the Aviva Premiership campaign.
Courtney Lawes, Tom Wood and Lee Dickson have all been named in England's starting line-up for Saturday's clash against Australia at Twickenham, whilst Dylan Hartley and Ben Foden are amongst the replacements.
As a result, the quintet will all be missing for Northampton's trip to London Irish on Sunday as the Saints look to maintain their impressive start to the season.
Essex fast bowler Reece in line for PCA's Young Player of the Year
Norwich City's latest arrival, Johann Elmander says he can't wait to get started in his second spell in the Premier League.
Man-of-the-match David Willey led Northamptonshire to 102-run victory over Surrey in the T20 final in Edgbaston, Birmingham.