Fly-half George Ford has been brought back in by England coach Eddie Jones for the forthcoming Six Nations, according to the Mail Online
The 77-cap star was originally left out despite his good form helping Leicester Tigers to the top of the Gallagher Premiership.
Owen Farrell suffered a training-ground injury and may miss the Six Nations following a statement by Saracens last week.
It also understood that Jones is primed to name a new captain next week, with the current skipper set to miss the pre-tournament training camp in Brighton and see a specialist to discover the length of his layoff.
Courtney Lawes is the favourite to assume the captaincy.
“Courtney wasn’t a leader the first time I laid eyes on him,” said Jones.
- Rugby 22: New Exclusive Gameplay Trailer Revealed
- TRANSFER: Zach Mercer set for Gallagher Premiership return
- Sam Underhill ruled out of Six Nations after horror injury
- Joe Marler ‘lucky’ not to see red for deliberate stamp
- A second Champions Cup game has been cancelled
- Here Are The Hardest Hitters In Rugby Union History
“He was a fairly laconic, laid-back, naturally talented rugby player
“And what’s impressed me about Courtney is over the six years that I’ve been involved with him, he still has that personality, but his attitude towards his rugby is far different,
“He is much more diligent in his preparation and is much more of a contributor in a team environment. He’s got all the attributes we need.”
Foreign-Born Players at 2022 Six Nations: Home Nations ranked
#4. England – Two players
- Bevan Rodd (Scotland) – Parent
- Marcus Smith (Philippines) – Parent