Anthony Watson will likely miss the whole of the Six Nations after England coach Eddie Jones ruled him out for the next few weeks.
“Anthony Watson is still a couple of weeks away,” Jones told reporters at England’s training base in London on Thursday.
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Meanwhile, there is some good news for England fans as centres Manu Tuilagi and Henry Slade could return.
Powerhouse Tuilagi suffered a groin strain against France but is on the verge of returning to full training, while Slade is nearing a full recovery from the ankle injury he sustained in late December.
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“Manu is looking very good. Very promising. He should be in full training by the start of next week,” Jones said.
“Henry Slade ran today [Thursday] and we’ve yet to get a medical report. It’s definitely promising but too early to say whether he will be all right for Ireland or not,” the Australian added.