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Six Nations 2024: England squad vs Scotland as Tuilagi returns from injury

Manu Tuilagi has returned to the England Six Nations squad for the match against Scotland at Murrayfield on February 24.

Sale’s Tuilagi has been absent with a groin injury since December which kept him out of his country’s initial Six Nations squad.

Hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie and lock George Martin have also rejoined the squad and are back in contention, while centre Ollie Lawrence and fly-half Marcus Smith are part of the group as they continue their comebacks from injury.

Tuilagi suffered a great three tear while playing for his club and has had six weeks of rehabilitation.

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The powerful 32-year-old’s issue was less severe than a previous groin problem he sustained but it caused him to miss England’s win over Italy in Rome on February 3 and narrow victory over Wales at Twickenham on Saturday.

Cowan-Dickie and Martin also missed England’s first two matches of the Six Nations.

Six Nations 2024: Fallow week ‘important’ for England

Captain Jamie George spoke of the need for Steve Borthwick’s side to make the most of the first fallow week of the tournament following their clash with Wales.

“The most important thing for us now is that we don’t get ahead of ourselves,” warned George.

“The fallow week is very important because we have a great opportunity to rest up for a bit and then really focus on what we need to do to get better.

“We felt a huge amount of pride and noise coming from the stands and that’s what we love. That’s the sort of thing that we wanted to do and that’s just the first step.”

 

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Borthwick praised the depth of his squad. “I always sensed in the players a confidence that we would find a way to get the result and I thought the wider squad played a big role in getting that win,” he said.

“We saw big contributions from Dan Cole and Ellis Genge. Theo Dan and Chandler Cunningham-South came on and had big impacts, as well as Danny Care.”

England’s next home game is against Ireland on March 9.

England vs Scotland Six Nations squad

Forwards: Ollie Chessum, Dan Cole, Alex Coles, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Chandler Cunningham-South, Ben Curry, Theo Dan, Alex Dombrandt, Ben Earl, Charlie Ewels, Ellis Genge, Jamie George (captain), Joe Heyes, Maro Itoje, Joe Marler, Beno Obano, George Martin, Ethan Roots, Will Stuart, Sam Underhill.

Backs: Danny Care, Elliot Daly, Fraser Dingwall, Immanuel Feyi-Waboso, George Ford, Tommy Freeman, George Furbank, Alex Mitchell, Will Muir, Max Ojomoh, Tom Roebuck, Henry Slade, Fin Smith, Ben Spencer, Freddie Steward, Manu Tuilagi.

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