Saracens utility back Alex Lozowski will learn his availability for England's Autumn International campaign tomorrow (wednesday) evening he receives the final date for his disciplinary hearing following an alleged dangerous tackle on Scotland's Ruaridh Jackson.
The former Wasps and Leeds Carnegie man will attend a Disciplinary Hearing in London. Kathrine Mackie (Scotland), Chair, Jean-Noel Couraud (France) and Leon Lloyd (England), have been appointed as the independent Disciplinary Committee for the new hearing.
After the comedy of 'errors' that resulted in the dual appeals from Lozowski and European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) last week, the 25-year-old back will finally learn the fate of his immediate international future.
If the new panel finds Lozowski innocent as their initial counterparts did two weeks ago, Lozowski will be free to take part in the entirety of England's Autumn campaign. However, if found guilty, he could miss all of the November Tests.
The four-times-capped international is currently vying for a starting role in England's midfield alongside co-captain Lions star Owen Farrell and the iconic barnstorming figure of Manu Tuilagi.
After being served a two-week suspension and subsequent extension from EPCR to ensure Lozowski would not be permitted to count a Premiership Cup fixture the, son of former Wasps and England centre, Rob, appealed against the suspension and extension that would see him unavailable for selection for England's clash against the Springboks at Twickenham this weekend (Saturday 3rd November).
England head coach Eddie Jones will find the uncertainty surrounding Lozowski's availability an unwelcome complication following the multitude of injuries that has all but decimated his forward pack ahead of the November Internationals.
With star names Mako Vunipola, Joe Launchbury, Chris Robshaw and Billy Vunipola all ruled out and Northampton Saints lock Courtney Lawes currently in a race against time to recover from a back injury, the distraction and potential unavailability surrounding Lozowski will have done little to improve the pressure currently on Jones' shoulders following a disappointing 2017/18 season.