Courtney Lawes back in full training after missing England’s Six Nations games against Scotland and Italy due to concussion; the Northampton Saints forward could be restored as captain for the game against Wales

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Last Updated: 18/02/22 2:29pm

Courtney Lawes could win his 91st England cap against Wales

Courtney Lawes is in contention for England’s Guinness Six Nations game with Wales after resuming full training.
Lawes was unable to play in the opening two rounds of the tournament because of concussion but has now completed his return to play protocols and comes into contention for the visit of Wales to Twickenham on February 26.As well as restoring the 32-year-old to England’s back row, Eddie Jones must decide whether he should resume in the captaincy role he filled during the autumn. “Courtney trained fully today [Friday], which is obviously really good news for himself and England. He looked sharp,” defence coach Anthony Seibold said.”That was the last box for him to tick. He’s had a very thorough return to play integration and did everything in the session.”With a full training week in the lead-up to the Wales game ahead of him, Lawes is likely to take over from Maro Itoje at blindside flanker with Itoje moving back into the second row. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player England fly-half Marcus Smith is looking forward to …