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England train with makeshift back three in Portugal

  • England used a makeshift back three at their Portugal training camp on Friday
  • Denny Solomona, Anthony Watson and Jonny May made up the attacking trio 
  • Mike Brown has blurred vision and is ‘borderline’ to play against Italy next week
England trained with a back three of Denny Solomona, Anthony Watson and Jonny May as they continue to monitor the fitness of Mike Brown.

Solomona lined-up on the right wing in a fast-paced training session at the squad’s training camp in the Algarve as Eddie Jones assesses his dwindling options in the position due to an escalating injury crisis.



Brown has been suffering from blurred vision and has been rated “borderline” by Jones to take part the NatWest 6 Nations opener against Italy on Sunday week with Watson poised to deputise at full-back in Rome.

Elliot Daly, Jack Nowell and Semesa Rokoduguni will miss all or chunks of the tournament, clearing the path for Solomona to win his third cap.

The rugby league convert is competing with Nathan Earle for the right wing spot, but on the evidence of Friday’s training camp in Vilamoura it is the Sale finisher who will face Italy.

 

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