Manu Tuilagi returns to England squad ahead of Six Nations game against Scotland

Manu Tuilagi was recovering from a groin injury
Manu Tuilagi was recovering from a groin injury

England coach Steve Borthwick has included centre Manu Tuilagi in the 36-man squad ahead of the third round Six Nations game against Scotland.

Tuilagi was sidelined by a groin injury which forced him to miss the opening two games of the competition but now is part of the squad to compete with Fraser Dingwall for the inside centre position.

Also returning to the squad are hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie and lock George Martin with Jamie Blamire, Tom Pearson and Oscar Beard dropping out.

Meanwhile Ollie Lawrence and Marcus Smith, who are recovering from hip and calf issues respectively will continue their rehabilitation with the squad.

England are positioned second in the Six Nations table after winning their matches against Italy and Wales in the opening two rounds.

England Six Nations squad:

Forwards: Ollie Chessum, Dan Cole, Alex Coles, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Chandler Cunningham-South, Ben Curry, Theo Dan, Alex Dombrandt, Ben Earl, Charlie Ewels, Ellis Genge, Jamie George (capt), Joe Heyes, Maro Itoje, Joe Marler, Beno Obano, George Martin, Ethan Roots, Will Stuart, Sam Underhill.

Backs: Danny Care, Elliot Daly, Fraser Dingwall, Immanuel Feyi-Waboso, George Ford, Tommy Freeman, George Furbank, Alex Mitchell, Will Muir, Max Ojomoh, Tom Roebuck, Henry Slade, Fin Smith, Ben Spencer, Freddie Steward, Manu Tuilagi.