The breaking news is that Danny Cipriani will train with England Saxons this week as they prepare for their match against Ireland A.
Andy Goode has been called up from Brive to the Elite Player Squad…an interesting decision but Cipriani should benefit from some game time before being thrown into full International rugby in the Six Nations.
My thoughts are that the Italy game should provide a comfortable enough opening for England, allowing them time to unite as a team before facing Wales the following week.
It’s now likely that Toby Flood will be starting at fly-half for both games.
Meanwhile, James Simpson-Daniel has finally been called up to the squad as cover for Ugo Monye.
Teams should be announced tomorrow…any thoughts in the meantime?