England Six Nations squad: Courtney Lawes and George McGuigan out of coaching camp
Key ahead Courtney Lawes has pulled out of England’s coaching squad after choosing up a calf harm taking part in for Northampton on Saturday.
Steve Borthwick’s squad have gathered at Pennyhill Park for a coaching camp earlier than their Six Nations opener with Scotland at Twickenham on 4 February.
Gloucester hooker George McGuigan has additionally withdrawn with a knee drawback.
Lock David Ribbans is available in for his Northampton team-mate Lawes, 33, and Tub’s Tom Dunn replaces McGuigan, 29.
Lawes, who can play as a lock of again row, has already missed massive elements of the season by means of harm, together with all of England’s autumn Exams after struggling concussion.
The British and Irish Lions ahead and Bristol prop Ellis Genge have been named as England vice-captains by Borthwick after he succeeded Eddie Jones as head coach final month.
One other hooker, Jamie George, can be a priority after he was concussed throughout Saracens’ defeat by Edinburgh on Sunday.
England have already misplaced Exeter quantity two Luke Cowan-Dickie to an ankle harm for no less than the beginning of the Six Nations.
After their match opener in opposition to Scotland, England host Italy on 12 February.
A visit to Wales follows on 25 February earlier than a house recreation in opposition to defending champions France on 11 March precedes their closing recreation in opposition to Eire on 18 March in Dublin.
The Six Nations begins an enormous yr within the worldwide recreation, with the World Cup beginning in France on 8 September.
‘Borthwick’s Scotland plans might now look totally different’
Chris Jones, BBC rugby union correspondent
Like all England head coaches earlier than him, Steve Borthwick is coping with a continuously altering image as accidents put his best-laid plans to waste.
Lawes has been dogged by harm setbacks of late, however the truth Borthwick named him as a vice-captain exhibits how integral he stays to the squad, and whereas it is unknown how severe the issue is, his involvement within the Calcutta Cup seems impossible.
David Ribbans coming in hints that Borthwick sees Lawes as an possibility at lock, the place he hasn’t performed in years, whereas England are actually stretched at hooker with Cowan-Dickie already absent and Jamie George additionally an harm concern.
The workforce Borthwick selects for the Scotland showdown might look very totally different to the one he imagined just a few weeks in the past.