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Anthony Watson

Bath Rugby’s Anthony Watson is a step closer to making his England return after being one of 24 players retained by Eddie Jones for Sunday’s RBS 6 Nations clash against Italy at Twickenham Stadium.

The winger has was forced out for ten weeks after breaking his jaw while training for the Autumn internationals last year.

The 23-year-old then suffered a hamstring injury that kept him out of England’s opening RBS 6 Nations games against France and Wales while training for the national side in Vilamoura, Portugal, but is in with a chance of featuring against Italy with Jones announcing his side on Friday.

Forwards (13)
Jack Clifford (Harlequins)
Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers)
Jamie George (Saracens)
Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints)
James Haskell (Wasps)
Nathan Hughes (Wasps)
Maro Itoje (Saracens)
Joe Launchbury (Wasps)
Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints)
Joe Marler (Harlequins)
Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins)
Mako Vunipola (Saracens)
Tom Wood (Northampton Saints)

Backs (11)
Mike Brown (Harlequins)
Danny Care (Harlequins)
Elliot Daly (Wasps)
Owen Farrell (Saracens)
George Ford (Bath Rugby)
Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby)
Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs)
Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs)
Ben Te’o (Worcester Warriors)
Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby)
Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)

 

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