England stars released to clubs

Tue, 26 Feb 2013 19:20
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London Wasps eighthman James Haskell is one of ten players released from the England squad for this weekend’s Premiership matches.

Haskell, Northampton Saints quartet Lee Dickson, Ben Foden, Dylan Hartley and Courtney Lawes, Matt Kvesic (Worcester Warriors), David Wilson (Bath), Thomas Waldrom (Leicester Tigers) and Saracens duo David Strettle and Joel Tomkins

Owen Farrell, Ben Morgan and Billy Vunipola will continue their recovery at Pennyhill Park under a joint club-England medical programme.

England head coach Stuart Lancaster said: “This week is partly about recharging our batteries after a tough Test match but we trained well today and are in pretty good shape. Owen is still recovering from his tight quad muscle and probably won't train this week but we are fortunate to have Toby who came on and did well against France.”