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Tuilagi and Yarde return to England squad for Wales clash

03 March 2014

  • Tuilagi and Yarde join preparations for Wales
  • Both proved fitness in Aviva Premiership this weekend 
Marland Yarde

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Following their starts in Aviva Premiership this weekend, Manu Tuilagi and Marland Yarde will both report to Pennyhill Park to join England's preparations for their RBS 6 Nations match against Wales at Twickenham on Sunday.

Having recovered fully from a pectoral injury, Tuilagi returned for Leicester Tigers in their 41-18 defeat of Newcastle Falcons after a five-month lay-off.

Wearing the number 13 shirt, he was typically destructive in attack and defence and would have played the whole 80 minutes but picking up a yellow card for a deliberate knock-on.

Yarde was part of London Irish's starting XV for the first time in 14 weeks, and though the wing could not prevent an 18-0 loss to Exeter Cheifs, he impressed with some bright carrying and solid tackling – fully demonstrating that a hip problem is no longer affecting him.

Full list of players to report to Pennyhill Park

Forwards (16) 
David Attwood (Bath Rugby) 
Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints) 
Matt Kvesic (Gloucester Rugby) 
Tom Johnson (Exeter Chiefs) 
Joe Launchbury (London Wasps) 
Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints) 
Joe Marler (Harlequins) 
Ben Morgan (Gloucester Rugby) 
Matt Mullan (London Wasps) 
Chris Robshaw (Harlequins) 
Ed Slater (Leicester Tigers) 
Henry Thomas (Sale Sharks) 
Mako Vunipola (Saracens) 
David Wilson (Bath Rugby) 
Tom Wood (Northampton Saints) 
Tom Youngs (Leicester Tigers)

Backs (18) 
Chris Ashton (Saracens) 
Brad Barritt (Saracens) 
Mike Brown (Harlequins) 
Freddie Burns (Gloucester Rugby) 
Luther Burrell (Northampton Saints) 
Danny Care (Harlequins) 
Lee Dickson (Northampton Saints) 
Kyle Eastmond (Bath Rugby) 
Owen Farrell (Saracens) 
George Ford (Bath Rugby) 
Alex Goode (Saracens) 
Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby) 
Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs) 
Manusamoa Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers) 
Billy Twelvetrees (Gloucester Rugby) 
Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby) 
Marland Yarde (London Irish) 
Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)