England recall Yarde and Tuilagi
March 3, 2014
Marland Yarde is back in the England squad © PA Photos
Both have recently returned from injury with Yarde starting his first match for London Irish on Saturday since November and Tuilagi playing 69 minutes against Newcastle on Sunday.
Lancaster has gone with a settled team for the 2014 Six Nations and has named the same set of backs for their three games to date. If Tuilagi, who on Sunday declared himself fit for England duty, returns then it will be at the expense of Luther Burrell or Billy Twelvetrees while Yarde will hope to displace either Jonny May or Jack Nowell.
Forwards (16): David Attwood (Bath Rugby), Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints), Matt Kvesic (Gloucester Rugby), Tom Johnson (Exeter Chiefs), Joe Launchbury (London Wasps), Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints), Joe Marler (Harlequins), Ben Morgan (Gloucester Rugby), Matt Mullan (London Wasps), Chris Robshaw (Harlequins), Ed Slater (Leicester Tigers), Henry Thomas (Sale Sharks), Mako Vunipola (Saracens), David Wilson (Bath Rugby), Tom Wood (Northampton Saints), Tom Youngs (Leicester Tigers)
Backs (18): Chris Ashton (Saracens), Brad Barritt (Saracens), Mike Brown (Harlequins), Freddie Burns (Gloucester Rugby), Luther Burrell (Northampton Saints), Danny Care (Harlequins), Lee Dickson (Northampton Saints), Kyle Eastmond (Bath Rugby), Owen Farrell (Saracens), George Ford (Bath Rugby), Alex Goode (Saracens), Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby), Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs), Manusamoa Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers), Billy Twelvetrees (Gloucester Rugby), Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby), Marland Yarde (London Irish), Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)
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