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England injury update: Joe Marler and Courtney Lawes

The Mail Online have provided an injury update on a number of England stars and it’s definitely mixed news ahead of their 2022 Six Nations opener.

Eddie Jones’ men will be bidding to improve on their fifth-placed finish at the 2021 Six Nations, starting against Scotland at Murrayfield this weekend.

JOE MARLER:

“When the RFU issued an update on Sunday night, it stated that Marler would rejoin the Red Rose squad when his isolation ended. Sportsmail understands that has now happened.”

Joe Marler of England celebrates after winning during the Autumn Nations Match between England and Tonga at Twickenham Stoop on 6 November 2021. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK

“Hopes are fading that preferred stand-in skipper Courtney Lawes will recover from a head knock in time to play.”

COURTNEY LAWES:

Courtney Lawes, Captain of England celebrates after winning during the Autumn Nations Match between England and Tonga at Twickenham Stoop on 6 November 2021. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK

OTHER NEWS:

Utility back Joe Marchant has tested positive for Covid which has left him doubtful, while full-back Tommy Freeman is out with a hamstring injury.

Harlequins’ Louis Lynagh and Newcastle’s Adam Radwan have been called into the squad.

This adds to head coach Eddie Jones’ long injury list which also includes captain Owen Farrell.

EDITORS PICKS:

The fans’ England XV to play Scotland:

BACK-THREE:

  • 15. Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers, 5 caps)
  • 14. Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs, 42 caps)
  • 11. Adam Radwan (Newcastle Falcons, 3 caps)
Freddie Steward of England goes over for a try during the Autumn Nations Match between England and Australia at Twickenham on 13 November 2021. Photo: Micah Crook/PPAUK

CENTRES:

  • 13. Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 38 caps)
  • 12. Luke Northmore (Harlequins, uncapped)
Henry Slade of England kicks the conversion during the Autumn Nations Match between England and Tonga at Twickenham Stoop on 6 November 2021. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK

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