Six Nations
England retain Twelvetrees and Nowell
ESPN Staff
February 17, 2015
Billy Twelvetrees joins the starting XV from last Saturday to remain in camp © Getty Images

England have released 13 players back to their Aviva Premiership clubs after last Saturday's victory over Italy, including the injured trio of Tom Wood, Courtney Lawes and Geoff Parling.

Billy Twelvetrees and Jack Nowell join the starting XV from the win at Twickenham in remaining in camp as Stuart Lancaster prepares his men for a Grand Slam eliminator against Ireland next month.

Manu Tuilagi and Joe Launchbury will continue their rehabilitation from injury with England's medical staff as the remaining squad train on Wednesday and Thursday, before the party reassembles on Monday, 23 February.

"We have reviewed the Italy match this morning and, while we were pleased to score six tries and win by 30 points, we all know there is plenty to work on," England head coach Stuart Lancaster said.

"We will release some players back to their clubs this evening as it will be a good opportunity for them to play for their clubs on a big Aviva Premiership weekend before we get together ahead of the Ireland match.

"Mike Brown is in in the early days of the graduated return to play protocol and will not be training this week."

Players retained for Wednesday and Thursday
Dave Attwood (Bath Rugby), Mike Brown (Harlequins), Luther Burrell (Northampton Saints), Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers), George Ford (Bath Rugby), Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints), James Haskell (Wasps), Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby), George Kruis (Saracens), Joe Marler (Harlequins), Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby), Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs), Chris Robshaw (Harlequins), Billy Twelvetrees (Gloucester Rugby), Billy Vunipola (Saracens), Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby), Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)

Retained for rehabilitation
Joe Launchbury (Wasps), Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers)

Players returning to Aviva Premiership clubs
Brad Barritt (Saracens), Kieran Brookes (Newcastle Falcons), Danny Cipriani (Sale Sharks), Calum Clark (Northampton Saints), Alex Corbisiero (Northampton Saints), Nick Easter (Harlequins), Kyle Eastmond (Bath Rugby), Danny Care (Harlequins), Tom Croft (Leicester Tigers), Alex Goode (Saracens), Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints), Stephen Myler (Northampton Saints), Geoff Parling (Leicester Tigers), Mako Vunipola (Saracens), Richard Wigglesworth (Saracens), Tom Wood (Northampton Saints), Tom Youngs (Leicester Tigers)

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