Dylan Hartley could get England world cup recall

Dylan Hartley has been confirmed as England captain

England hooker Dylan Hartley could make a dramatic return to the England squad
during the Rugby World Cup according to his coaches.

Twenty-nine-year-old Hartley was dropped from the England squad after being
given a four-week ban for a head-butt.

The suspension meant that he would have to miss England’s three warm up matches
and would not be available for England’s world cup opener against Fiji on 19
September.

England forwards coach Graham Rowntree says that he has not ruled out a recall
once Hartley has served his suspension.

“How can I see what is going to happen in the future?” Rowntree
told the BBC.

“I have spoken to him and kept in contact with him. So I know he’s fit
and available if we needed to do that.

“I’ve worked with him for a long time, and I have a good relationship
with him. (The conversation) was just to see how he is getting on pre-season.
No more reason than that really, I keep in touch with all the players.”

Meanwhile Rowntree has revealed that Northampton prop Alex Corbisiero has recovered
from a back injury and could be selected in England’s World Cup squad.

“You are constantly having sleepless nights (over selection),” Rowntree
added. “But that’s how it should be. We have a very competitive squad.

“There are going to be some tough decisions to be made. I think we pretty
much know what we are going to do, but there are a couple of key positions that
we still will leave to the last minute.”

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