Six Nations: Maro Itoje and Jack Nowell England injury concerns ahead of Italy match

By Chris Jones

BBC rugby union correspondent

Itoje limped out of England practicing on Tuesday
Six Nations: England v Italy
Venue: Twickenham, London Date: Saturday, 9 March Kick-off: 16:Forty five GMT
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Lock Maro Itoje and wing Jack Nowell are properly being doubts for England’s Six Nations sport against Italy at Twickenham on Saturday.

Itoje limped out of practicing on Tuesday after adverse the identical knee which kept him out of England’s closing two fits.

Nowell suffered a stinger to his shoulder in the 21-13 defeat by Wales.

Head coach Eddie Jones has named lock Charlie Ewels and uncapped wing Ollie Thorley as quilt in a 27-man squad before the assembly with the Azzurri.

Flanker Chris Robshaw and centre Jonathan Joseph, who both returned to the fold earlier this week, comprise been launched befriend to their clubs whereas prop Dan Cole is most neatly-preferred to Harry Williams.

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Worcester centre Ben Te’o is in line for a return to the matchday squad, which is named on Thursday morning.

Te’o has yet to feature this championship after picking up an hurt in England’s practicing camp in Portugal the cease of January.

“I am fully fit, firing, and willing to stream,” Te’o informed BBC Sport.

“I’ve performed a quantity of practicing. It is going to be good to be available in the market.”

Scrum-half Dan Robson is assumed to be in line for his first Test initiate.

The Wasps pivot made his England debut against France, but used to be an unused replacement against both Eire and Wales.

Robson says he’ll no longer strive and drive issues if he gets the nod to face the Italians.

“It be about no longer attempting too exhausting. I’ve valid got to stream available in the market and enact what I undoubtedly comprise been doing,” he informed BBC Sport.

“My model has got me into this space, and I’ve got to befriend myself with that, and comprise the boldness that that is fair enough.

“It be about going available in the market and playing my sport, undoubtedly playing it, and taking all of it in.”

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