Burns back in England fold

Sun, 02 Feb 2014 18:46
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Freddie Burns returns to the 33-man England squad to prepare for Saturday’s Six Nations match against Scotland at Murrayfield.

Freddie Burns returns to the 33-man England squad following his two appearances for England Saxons to prepare for Saturday’s Six Nations match against Scotland at Murrayfield.

Jonny May suffered a fracture to his nose in the 24-26 loss against France on Saturday and will see a specialist on Monday for further assessment.

A decision on his availability for selection against Scotland will be made following that examination.

Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints) suffered a bruised cheekbone but no structural damage and will be available for selection.

While Burns rejoins the squad, Stephen Myler (Northampton Saints), Rob Webber (Bath) and Richard Wigglesworth (Saracens) remain with their Premiership clubs.

England squad:

Forwards: David Attwood (Bath), Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers), Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints), Matt Kvesic (Gloucester), Tom Johnson (Exeter Chiefs), Joe Launchbury (London Wasps), Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints), Joe Marler (Harlequins), Ben Morgan (Gloucester), Matt Mullan (London Wasps), Chris Robshaw (Harlequins), Ed Slater (Leicester Tigers), Henry Thomas (Sale Sharks), Billy Vunipola (Saracens), Mako Vunipola (Saracens), Tom Wood (Northampton Saints), Tom Youngs (Leicester Tigers).

Backs: Chris Ashton (Saracens), Brad Barritt (Saracens), Mike Brown (Harlequins), Freddie Burns (Gloucester), Luther Burrell (Northampton Saints), Danny Care (Harlequins), Lee Dickson (Northampton Saints), Kyle Eastmond (Bath), Owen Farrell (Saracens), George Ford (Bath), Alex Goode (Saracens), Jonny May (Gloucester), Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs), Billy Twelvetrees (Gloucester), Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers), Anthony Watson (Bath).

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