Lawes in doubt for England against South Africa

England head coach Stuart Lancaster has recalled 34 players to the team’s training base at Pennyhill Park as they prepare to face South Africa at Twickenham on Saturday.

Northampton Saints lock Courtney Lawes will undergo the Graduated Return To Play protocol overseen by the England medical team after suffering concussion during the first half of the 24-21 defeat to New Zealand.

Centre Luther Burrell and fly half Stephen Myler will remain at Northampton Saints for continued treatment on hand and hamstring injuries respectively.

Lancaster said,”The players have had recovery today and we will review the match as a group tomorrow morning before moving on to preparing for South Africa.”

England Squad

Loose-head props
Joe Marler (Harlequins)
Matt Mullan (Wasps)

Tight-head props
Kieran Brookes (Newcastle Falcons)
Henry Thomas (Bath Rugby)
David Wilson (Bath Rugby)

Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints)
Rob Webber (Bath Rugby)

Dave Attwood (Bath Rugby)
Graham Kitchener (Leicester Tigers)
George Kruis (Saracens)
Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints)

Back rows
Calum Clark (Northampton Saints)
James Haskell (Wasps)
Ben Morgan (Gloucester Rugby)
Chris Robshaw (Harlequins, captain)
Billy Vunipola (Saracens)
Tom Wood (Northampton Saints)

Scrum halves
Danny Care (Harlequins)
Lee Dickson (Northampton Saints)
Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)
Richard Wigglesworth (Saracens)

Fly halves
Owen Farrell (Saracens)
George Ford (Bath Rugby)

Brad Barritt (Saracens)
Kyle Eastmond (Bath Rugby)
Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby)
Billy Twelvetrees (Gloucester Rugby)

Back threes
Mike Brown (Harlequins)
Alex Goode (Saracens)
Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby)
Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs)
Semesa Rokoduguni (Bath Rugby)
Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby)
Marland Yarde (Harlequins)

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