England hoping for Manu Tuilagi and Courtney Lawes boost against Wales

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  • Lawes expected to resume captaincy in absence of Owen Farrell
  • Joe Launchbury and Lewis Ludlam also in line for return

Eddie Jones is hopeful of unleashing Manu Tuilagi and Courtney Lawes against Wales when England’s Six Nations campaign resumes on Saturday week with the head coach optimistic of welcoming back a number of senior players from injury.

Tuilagi continued his comeback on Saturday for Sale and was among their try-scorers against Worcester on his first start since a hamstring injury. Jones was due to speak to the 30-year-old centre as well as the Sale director of rugby, Alex Sanderson, on Tuesday before finalising a training squad for the first fallow week of the competition but he acknowledged Tuilagi would be a significant addition as his side seek to make up for last year’s 40-24 defeat in Cardiff.

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Written by Gerard Meagher
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