Perry misses training - but still on for French date
England fullback Matt Perry missed training on Thursday but the team management insisted that he would be fine for Saturday's crucial Six Nations Championship clash with France at the Stade de France.
The 23-year-old, capped 26 times and an ever-present in England's last 12 Test matches, missed the session because of a stiff leg but should be fit to return on Thursday.
Were Perry to miss England's inevitably tough French examination coach
Clive Woodward be forced to turn either to the inexperienced 20-year-old Iain Balshaw or call up 'A' team full back Tim Stimpson.