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Team News: Danny Care among three dropped for England's clash with Samoa

England head coach Stuart Lancaster drops Harlequins scrum-half Danny Care and Billy Vunipola and Kyle Eastmond for their match with Samoa at Twickenham.

Danny Care has been left out of England's squad for their Autumn International with Samoa on Saturday.

The Harlequins scrum-half has been criticised for his performances in England's defeats to New Zealand and South Africa over the last fortnight.

Stuart Lancaster has also dropped Billy Vunipola and Kyle Eastmond to make space for James Haskell, Billy Twelvetrees, and Richard Wigglesworth in his 23-man party, while Luther Burrell and Calum Clark return to their clubs.

Leicester Tigers number nine Ben Youngs and Twelvetrees are being tipped for starts at Twickenham.

Forwards: Attwood, Brookes, Hartley, Haskell, Kruis, Lawes, Marler, Morgan, Mullan, Robshaw (captain), Webber, Wilson, Wood.

Backs: Barritt, Brown, Farrell, Ford, May, Twelvetrees, Watson, Wigglesworth, Yarde, Youngs

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Monday's key events

· There are no Brits in the women's 100m hurdles final, but Puerto Rico's Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, fresh from breaking the Olympic record in the semis, will hope to pip world record holder Kendra Harrison to gold (3.50am)
· The women's 5000m final also has no Team GB representation, but two-time world champion Hellen Obiri of Kenya will be looking to add an Olympic gold to her list of honours (1.40pm)

· The women's skiff 49er FX (6.33am) and men's skiff 49er (7.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races

· A place in the women's gold medal match is up for grabs, starting with an all-North American semi-final between United States and Canada (9am)
· Australia, who edged past Team GB's in a seven-goal quarter-final thriller, take on Sweden in the second semi-final (12pm)

· The track cycling schedule gets underway, with Team GB holding a particular interest in the team pursuit qualifying. Laura Kenny is part of the women's team (7.54am), while the men's team includes Ed Clancy (9.02am)

· The Gadirova twins Jessica and Jennifer will both take part in the women's floor final as they look to add to their team bronze (9.57am)

· Newly-crowned European champion Emily Campbell flies the flag for Great Britain in the women's +87kg, but faces stiff competition for medals from China's Li Wenwen and New Zealand's Laurel Hubbard (11.50am)

· The women's hockey quarter-finals begin, with Team GB last up against Spain (1pm)

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