England coach offers injury update on stars

England duo Brad Shields and Owen Farrell are expected to resume full training in the week leading up to his side’s Six Nations opener against Ireland in Dublin.

“Brad is continuing his recovery, doing some good running sessions and is increasing that day on day,” England forwards coach Steve Borthwick told the Daily Mail.

“He hasn’t been in team training yet but we’re aiming for him to be in full training next week.”

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Borthwick also offered an update on injured captain Owen Farrell, who he believes will be fit for the tournament opener after minor surgery on his thumb.

“Owen has been training with the team, doing non-contact to allow the wound to heal,” Borthwick said.

“Everything’s on track and there’s no issue. He’s passing the ball. We anticipate he’ll be in full training next week. That’s the plan.”


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