Six Nations: England winger Chris Ashton ruled out of Wales match with calf injury

Chris Ashton played 52 minutes of England’s take over France final weekend at Twickenham

Chris Ashton has been dominated out of England’s Six Nations match against Wales on Saturday with a calf stress.

The Sale Sharks winger made his first Six Nations launch since 2013 in the take over France nevertheless has been brushed off of coach Eddie Jones’ 33-man squad.

On Tuesday, England prop Mako Vunipola changed into dominated out of the championship with an ankle damage whereas lock Maro Itoje is serene out with a knee direct.

England play Wales in Cardiff on Saturday, 23 February, at 16:Forty five GMT.

All facets won their first two video games in this 365 days’s Six Nations with England top of the desk, earlier than second-placed Wales thanks to two bonus formulation.

Exeter Chiefs winger Jack Nowell began England’s opening take over Eire and would possibly presumably presumably return in Ashton’s space, whereas Bathtub’s Joe Cokanasiga is moreover in the squad.

The RFU says Ashton has a “minor calf stress” and he’s expected to get well in time to play Italy in the penultimate round on 9 March.

England are attributable to title their final group of workers on Thursday.

England squad in full

Forwards: Cole (Leicester Tigers), Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs), T Curry (Sale Sharks), Earl (Saracens), Ewels (Bathtub Rugby), Genge (Leicester Tigers), George (Saracens), Hepburn (Exeter Chiefs), Hughes (Wasps), Kruis (Saracens), Launchbury (Wasps), Lawes (Northampton Saints), Moon (Exeter Chiefs), Shields (Wasps), Sinckler (Harlequins), Singleton (Worcester Warriors), B Vunipola (Saracens), Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs), Imprint Wilson (Newcastle Falcons)

Backs: Brown (Harlequins), Cokanasiga (Bathtub Rugby), Daly (Wasps), Devoto (Exeter Chiefs), Farrell (Saracens, captain), Ford (Leicester Tigers), Would possibly simply (Leicester Tigers), Nowell (Exeter Chiefs), Robson (Wasps), Slade (Exeter Chiefs), Te’o (Worcester Warriors), Thorley (Gloucester Rugby), Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers), Youngs (Leicester Tigers)

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