Luke Cowan-Dickie missed England’s first Six Nations win of the year in Scotland after his girlfriend gave birth to a son, Arlo, seven weeks early.
Cowan-Dickie Jr is still in hospital in Devon recovering from the drama of his premature arrival.
“I know he is in safe hands and it is the best place for him.
“Me and the Mrs have spoken and we are doing what we think is best at this time and if we are both happy with the decision then things will be all well and good.
“It is on my mind. I speak to her quite a bit about he is getting on and about how she is getting on.
“As soon as I am on the field training I put it to the back of my mind. We have so much time off the field that I can switch off then and catch up with her.”
ENGLAND SQUAD PARTNERS
1. George Ford – Jess Portman
Michelle Keegan lookalike Jessica Portman is a fashion promotion student and has been with the England fly-half for over three years and they’re now engaged.
2. Jack Nowell – Zoe Ann Pearce
Possibly the cutest couple in rugby share an equally adorable daughter called Nora.