Britain head coach Eddie Jones has said Maro Itoje could be optimized once again into their #SixNations squad for their next match vs Italy after Courtney Lawes was out of the competition.
Lawes hurt a calf strain in UK’s 21-13 defeat by Wales in Cardiff on Saturday and is out for a month.
Itoje continued average tendon harm during UK’s 32-20 prevail upon holders Ireland in their opening match and Jones said the 24-year-old Saracens player had gained great ground with his restoration.
“[Itoje] is going along well,” Jones told correspondents on Sunday. “I may need to surrender him the rush since we’ve lost Courtney. We’ve lost three of our best advances and we must almost certainly adapt.”
In spite of the fact that Itoje was excluded in the 25-man preparing squad named by Jones on Monday, the lock has one more week to recover as the UK don’t face Italy until March 9th.
Aside from Lawes, prop Mako Vunipola (lower leg) and hooker Dylan Hartley (knee) have likewise been discounted for whatever remains of the title and are inaccessible.
UK’s players will meet for a four-day camp this week and will prepare against the Georgian national team on Wednesday and Thursday in Oxford.
They have Italy at Twickenham before playing Scotland on March 16 in their last match of the competition.
UK training squad
Forwards (14): Luke Cowan-Dickie, Tom Curry, Charlie Ewels, Ellis Genge, Jamie George, Nathan Hughes, George Kruis, Joe Launchbury, Ben Moon, Brad Shields, Kyle Sinckler, Billy Vunipola, Harry Williams, Mark Wilson
Backs (11): Joe Cokanasiga, Elliot Daly, Owen Farrell (c), George Ford, Jonny May, Jack Nowell, Dan Robson, Henry Slade, Ben Te’o, Manu Tuilagi, Ben Youngs