Anthony Watson ruled out of England's Six Nations game against Ireland

Anthony Watson is yet to feature for England in the ongoing Six Nations
Anthony Watson is yet to feature for England in the ongoing Six Nations

England coach Eddie Jones has confirmed that Bath winger Anthony Watson will miss the upcoming Six Nations game against Ireland after failing to recover from a calf injury.

Watson has already missed the opening two games of the tournament against France and Scotland after suffering the blow during the training camp leading into the tournament.

"Anthony Watson is still a couple of weeks away," said Jones.

Jones has included Manu Tuilagi and Henry Slade in the 25-man training squad in London this week.

Tuilagi missed England's 6-13 win over Scotland after suffering a groin injury during the opening game against France while Slade is sidelined with ankle injury that he suffered during the Gallagher Premiership tournament in December.

Jones revealed that Tuilagi is making good progress and should resume full training soon.

"Manu is looking very good," he told Sky Sports News. "Very promising. He should be in full training by the start of next week.

"Henry Slade ran today and we've yet to get a medical report. It's definitely promising but too early to say whether he will be alright for Ireland or not."

England currently hold the fourth place in the Six Nations table with a win and a defeat apiece in two games.


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