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England have been hit with yet another injury blow ahead of their Six Nations clash with neighbours Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday evening with Anthony Watson once again ruled out.
Watson missed England’s opening round defeat to France on Sunday but was expected to be available for selection this weekend. But the Bath star aggravated the calf problem that ruled him out against France in training yesterday.
The news comes after Manu Tuilagi was ruled out yesterday with a groin issue leaving England light at the back as they look to regain the Calcutta Cup from Scotland.
“Anthony felt it again yesterday and we won’t consider him for Scotland,” England forwards coach Matt Proudfoot said
George Furbank started at fullback in Paris but had a difficult time dealing with the French. Jones may resort to switching Elliot Daly back to fullback for the Scotland game and bring someone else in on the left wing.
But Proudfoot has vowed to make the Northampton star a “better player” and feels he did well against France given the circumstances.
“Coaching is about helping players get better,” Proudfoot added.
“What do you think I’m going to do? Say: ‘George you’re absolute rubbish get out of here, go back to Northampton, work in the shoe factory?’
“What am I going to say to him? Of course, I’m going to help him become a better player, and I thought he was good against France.”