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England's 34-man squad (minus Brad Shields) tasked with winning their country's first tour of South Africa, posed for a squad photo at Pennyhill Park. 

The tourists donned their gleaming white kit but in a few weeks time those shirts will be battered and bloodied after one of the most difficult trips in rugby. 

Eddie Jones's side have been depleted by injuries and a number of senior players have been rested following a long, arduous season.  

Top row (left to right), Kyle Sinckler, Dan Robson, Nathan Earle, Alex Lozowski, Harry Williams, Jason Woodward, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Sam Simmonds, Denny Solomona, Ben Earl, Johnny Hill, Piers Francis - Middle row (left to right), Ellis Genge, Billy Vunipola, Maro Itoje, Nick Isiekwe, Johnny Hill, Joe Launchbury, Nathan Hughes, Mark Wilson, Tom Curry, Henry Slade - Front row (left to right), Danny Cipriani, Johnny May, Jamie George, Joe Marler, Ben Spencer, George Ford, Owen Farrell, Chris Robshaw, Mike Brown, Ben Youngs, Elliot Daly, Mako Vunipola

Top row (left to right), Kyle Sinckler, Dan Robson, Nathan Earle, Alex Lozowski, Harry Williams, Jason Woodward, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Sam Simmonds, Denny Solomona, Ben Earl, Johnny Hill, Piers Francis - Middle row (left to right), Ellis Genge, Billy Vunipola, Maro Itoje, Nick Isiekwe, Johnny Hill, Joe Launchbury, Nathan Hughes, Mark Wilson, Tom Curry, Henry Slade - Front row (left to right), Danny Cipriani, Johnny May, Jamie George, Joe Marler, Ben Spencer, George Ford, Owen Farrell, Chris Robshaw, Mike Brown, Ben Youngs, Elliot Daly, Mako Vunipola

So a number of fresh faces will be able to test themselves at the highest level, with the likes of Jason Woodward, Johnny Hill and Nathan Earle all making the trip. 

Stalwarts such as Chris Robshaw, Mike Brown and Owen Farrell will be the leaders in the dressing room and all eyes will be on Danny Cipriani, who was recalled to the England set-up after a brilliant season with Wasps. 

The pack will have to be up for the fight, with South Africa expected to bring their notorious physicality in front of an expectant public. 

Paul Gustard (right) addresses the exhausted trio of Johnny May (left), Denny Solomona (centre) and Dan Robson

Paul Gustard (right) addresses the exhausted trio of Johnny May (left), Denny Solomona (centre) and Dan Robson

Billy Vunipola takes a moment of rest as the England squad train ahead of their three-Test tour of South Africa 

Billy Vunipola takes a moment of rest as the

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