Elliot Daly and Jamie George withdraw from England squad for Six Nations opener towards Scotland – as injured duo be part of Courtney Lawes and George McGuigan on the sidelines in a blow for brand new head coach Steve Borthwick
- Elliot Daly (hamstring) has been changed by Ollie Lawrence within the England squad
- Jamie Blamire has been chosen instead of Jamie George who has concussion
England’s damage disaster forward of the Six Nations has deepened after the withdrawal of hooker Jamie George and centre Elliot Daly.
New coach Steve Borthwick has now misplaced 4 gamers this week, with lock Courtney Lawes and back-up hooker George McGuigan also pulling out.
With George affected by concussion and Daly going through a hamstring drawback, the much less skilled Jamie Blamire and Ollie Lawrence have been referred to as up as cowl.
Jamie George (left) and Elliot Daly have been dominated out of England’s newest Six Nations squad
Hooker George is out with concussion having suffered a head knock for Saracens on Sunday
With 11 days till the opening Check towards Scotland, Borthwick is already going through choice complications for the Calcutta Cup.
Prop Mako Vunipola is in camp however nursing a foot damage, whereas flanker Tom Curry and hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie have already been dominated out.
Having already referred to as in hooker Tom Dunn and lock Dave RIbbans as cowl, Borthwick stated on Monday: ‘The sport towards Scotland is per week on Saturday so there’s loads of water to go underneath the bridge between from time to time and earlier than I title that workforce. We have a great squad and gamers who’re determined for the chance.
‘Every time there’s a setback it opens up a possibility for anyone else. Gamers have gotten to seize these alternatives with each palms and never let go. You want a squad the place gamers are competing for locations. We have to construct higher depth.’
They be part of Courtney Lawes (left) on the sidelines who suffered a calf damage on the weekend
The accidents are piling up for Steve Borthwick as he begins his new period as England head coach