England star likely to miss entire Six Nations
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.