England have confirmed Chris Robshaw’s appointment as captain, but at the same time released 9 players back to their clubs.
Anthony Allen (Leicester Tigers), Mike Brown (Harlequins), Phil Dowson (Northampton Saints), Ben Morgan (Gloucester Rugby), Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints), James Haskell (London Wasps), Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints), Jordan Turner-Hall (Harlequins) and Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers) will all return to their clubs this week.
The statement said that, “Hartley and Lawes have beeen released for treatment on knee injuries as part of a co-ordinated programme between England and Northampton Saints. They will be reassessed by the England medical team at Pennyhill Park on Sunday.”
There are some interesting names on that list of players released…