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Owen Farrell and Kyle Eastmond have joined Saints’ Tom Wood and Leicester Tigers lock Geoff Parling on England’s latest injury worries ahead of the Six Nations next month.  According to the BBC, the backline duo both sustained injuries during their sides respective European Rugby Champions Cup matches against Clermont Auvergne and Glagow Warriors.

By Bradley Sharp

Aviva Premiership sides Bath, Northampton, Wasps and Saracens have all been handed tough away draws in the European Champions Cup quarter-finals.  This marks the first time since 1998 that England have had four representatives in the last eight of European rugby’s top-tier competition.  According to the reports at the BBC,  Saracens  travel to Racing Metro, Northampton to Clermont Auvergne, Wasps to Toulon and Bath to Leinster.

By Bradley Sharp

Sale fly-half Danny Cipriani and Harlequins number eight Nick Easter have been included in England’s initial training squad for the Six Nations.  Stuart Lancaster has recalled the duo to the training squad for their opening match against Wales, as five British and Irish Lions also return from injury to be included.

By Bradley Sharp

South Africa and Bath flanker Francois Louw believes England coach Stuart Lancaster should call on club teammates Jonathan Joseph and Kyle Eastmond for the Six Nations.    England announce their squad on Wednesday, before they begin their Six Nations campaign against Wales at the Millennium Stadium on February 6.

Northampton and England Lock Courtney Lawes is set to miss the start of the Six Nations championship after an ankle injury.  According to the latest reports at the BBC, the 25-year-old will require surgery and will miss the “first few weeks of the Six Nations” due to the injury which has seen him sidelined since December 20.

By Bradley Sharp