England injuries easing

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Published: Monday 9th February 2015 by The News Editor

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England’s injury crisis continues to ease with head coach Stuart Lancaster revealing on Monday that Tom Wood and Courtney Lawes should be back training for the week building up to the clash with Ireland in Dublin on March 1.

Wood and Lawes, both sidelined by ankle injuries, missed England’s 21-16 win over Wales in last Friday’s RBS 6 Nations opener in Cardiff and neither will be back in time for Saturday’s round two meeting with Italy at Twickenham on Saturday.

Brad Barritt (knee ligaments), Kyle Eastmond (shoulder) and Geoff Parling (knee ligaments) will not definitely be available for the Italy match but the trio are back in training today.

No return date has been set for prop David Wilson (neck).

As expected Lancaster is not contemplating changes for Saturday, beyond Parling coming on to the bench as specialist lock cover if he proves his fitness.

Published: Monday 9th February 2015 by The News Editor

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