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3 Players released by England

Joe Cokanasiga, Dan Cole, Dan Robson and Mike Brown have been left out of Eddie Jones 25 man training camp as the 3 players return to their Premiership clubs for this weekend's action. Ben Te'O, Harry Williams and Ollie Devoto have now been included while Hartley and Itoje remain in the camp ahead of the next tie.

Full squad - Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs), Tom Curry (Sale Sharks), Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers), Jamie George (Saracens), Nathan Hughes (Wasps), George Kruis (Saracens), Joe Launchbury (Wasps), Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints), Brad Shields (Wasps), Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins), Billy Vunipola (Saracens), Ben Moon (Exeter Chiefs), Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs), Mark Wilson (Newcastle Falcons).

Ryan Bower signs new deal

Ryan Bower has signed a new 1 year deal with Premiership club Worcester Warriors. The 27 year old is currently injured, out with a ruptured Achilles tendon but has now extended his tenure with the Gallagher Premiership side. Bower stated "It's been a frustrating season for me because of the injury, But the new contract gives me a chance to play again, get my injury out of the way and to crack on. It would be lovely to get to 100 first team appearances".

Bower will slot back into the team in the coming weeks once his injury subsides

Ryan Wilson out for Scots

Ryan Wilson has suffered a knee ligament injury during the nations 22-13 loss to Ireland at Murrayfield and the unfortunate news from the Scottish training camp is that the Glasgow co-captain is now out for the remainder of the 2019 Six Nations tournament. Injuries were also picked up by Huw Jones and Stuart Hogg.

Sean O'Brien joins London Irish

Following the World Cup, Leinster flanker Sean O'Brien is set to join London Irish. the 31 year old star was confirmed on Monday to be making the move to the Championship front runners, joining up with former ROI head coach Declan Kidney.

O'Brien stated "I'll roll up the sleeves and use my experience to re-establish London Irish as a top club in England. After speaking with Declan it was obvious the ambition London Irish have as a club.