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Lancaster strengthens England squad for Ireland


Ben Morgan is being treated for an ankle injury

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Article Published: Monday 4 February 2013


England head coach Stuart Lancaster has called 31 players back into his training squad ahead of Saturday's Six Nations match against Ireland.

England beat Scotland at Twickenham in their opening fixture and will play Ireland at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin this coming Saturday.

Following the clash against Scotland the England medical team have revealed that they are treating Ben Morgan's ankle and further details will be announced on Monday.

In addition to the 31 players called up Lancaster has called Freddie Burns in for an assessment at Pennyhill Park on Monday by the England medical team as part of his joint ongoing treatment programme with Gloucester Rugby

England Senior training squad (31)

Chris Ashton (Saracens)
Brad Barritt (Saracens)
Mouritz Botha (Saracens)
Mike Brown (Harlequins)
Danny Care (Harlequins)
Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers)
Lee Dickson (Northampton Saints)
Owen Farrell (Saracens)
Toby Flood (Leicester Tigers)
Ben Foden (Northampton Saints)
Alex Goode (Saracens)
Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints)
James Haskell (London Wasps)
Jonathan Joseph (London Irish)
Matt Kvesic (Worcester Warriors)
Joe Launchbury (London Wasps)
Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints)
Joe Marler (Harlequins)
Ben Morgan (Gloucester Rugby)
Geoff Parling (Leicester Tigers)
Chris Robshaw (Harlequins)
David Strettle (Saracens)
Manusamoa Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers)
Billy Twelvetrees (Gloucester Rugby)
Billy Vunipola (London Wasps)
Mako Vunipola (Saracens)
Thomas Waldrom (Leicester Tigers)
David Wilson (Bath Rugby)
Tom Wood (Northampton Saints)
Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)
Tom Youngs (Leicester Tigers)

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