Two Key Players A Doubt For England’s Clash With Ireland At Twickenham

The clock is ticking.

Captain Dylan Hartley and Lions star Elliot Daly remain major doubts for England’s crucial Six Nations clash with Ireland at Twickenham on Saturday.

Both players have been given an extra 24 hours in their efforts to prove their fitness to face Ireland, after Jones named a bloated 29-man squad for their final Six Nations match.

Hartley and Daly are progressing from calf and foot injuries respectively. But face a race against time as England seek to avoid three consecutive Six Nations defeats for the first time since 2006.

England traditionally name a squad of 25 four days before a match, the 23-man squad and two reserves. But have taken the decision to retain 29 players for Wednesday’s training session. Hartley and Daly will be further assessed before Eddie Jones cuts his squad again on Wednesday night.

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