Six Nations 2015: England retain 16 players in camp

Harlequins full-back Mike Brown joins England starting XV from Ireland defeat for remainder of training week

England have confirmed the 16 players to remain at their training base at Pennyhill Park.

The starting XV from their 19-9 defeat to Ireland at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday all remain in camp as the Red Rose continue their preparations for their RBS 6 Nations round four match against Scotland at Twickenham on 14 March.

They are joined by Harlequins full-back Mike Brown, who sat out the Ireland game after failing to overcome concussion symptoms.

England head coach Stuart Lancaster said on Tuesday afternoon that he hopes Brown will return to full training by the end of the week, while Northampton Saints centre Luther Burrell will sit out training today.

Sale Sharks outside-half Danny Cipriani, who was an unused replacement from the Dublin clash, returns to his club ahead of this weekend’s Aviva Premiership action.

Bath Rugby tighthead prop Henry Thomas and Leicester Tigers trio Tom Youngs, Tom Croft and lock Geoff Parling have also returned to their clubs.

Tigers duo Manu Tuilagi and Ed Slater as well as Wasps’ lock Joe Launchbury remain in camp to continue their rehabilitation.

Players retained for training (16):

Forwards (8): Dave Attwood (Bath Rugby), Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers), Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints), James Haskell (Wasps), George Kruis (Saracens), Joe Marler (Harlequins), Chris Robshaw (Harlequins), Billy Vunipola (Saracens).

Backs (8): Mike Brown (Harlequins), Luther Burrell (Northampton Saints), George Ford (Bath Rugby), Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby), Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs), Billy Twelvetrees (Gloucester Rugby), Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby), Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)

Retained for rehabilitation (3):

Joe Launchbury (Wasps)
Ed Slater (Leicester Tigers)
Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers)

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