England will train against Georgia this week in Oxford as they begin preparations to face Italy in their next Guinness Six Nations match.
The two teams will train with each other on Wednesday and Thursday as England prepare to face Italy on Saturday 9 March at Twickenham Stadium in the fourth round of the tournament.
It is a repeat of last year where the two sides also trained with Wednesday’s session seeing forwards and backs split, while Thursday is expected to be will be more team orientated.
“We are going to Oxford next week and we have got Georgia coming,” said England head coach Eddie Jones, after their defeat to Wales on Saturday.
“We have had this planned for a while and it will be an opportune time to do some good set-piece work against them.”
Georgia head coach Milton Haig said it would be a great opportunity for this side.
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“If you can’t play against a tier one team, to train against one is the next best thing,” he said.
“This is a massive for us to train against one of the best teams in the world. And it is giving our players an opportunity, from youngsters-to-seniors, another chance to benchmark themselves against tier one players.”