Rugby

Marcus Smith and Alex Mitchell to link up with England at York training camp

The pair will continue rehabilitating their respective injuries alongside a 36-man group.

England fly-half Marcus Smith suffered a calf injury in a pre-tournament training camp in Girona
England fly-half Marcus Smith suffered a calf injury in a pre-tournament training camp in Girona England fly-half Marcus Smith suffered a calf injury in a pre-tournament training camp in Girona (Adam Davy/PA)

Marcus Smith and Alex Mitchell will join England’s squad for a three-day training camp in York ahead of the final two rounds of the Guinness Six Nations.

Harlequins fly-half Smith is yet to feature in this year’s championship due to a calf issue, while Northampton scrum-half Mitchell twisted his knee in training after starting the victories over Italy and Wales.

The returning pair will continue rehabilitating their respective injuries alongside a 36-man group, the Rugby Football Union has announced.

Scrum-half Alex Mitchell, pictured, started England wins over Italy and Wales before Danny Care deputised against Scotland
Scrum-half Alex Mitchell, pictured, started England wins over Italy and Wales before Danny Care deputised against Scotland Scrum-half Alex Mitchell, pictured, started England wins over Italy and Wales before Danny Care deputised against Scotland (Adam Davy/PA)

Exeter wing Immanuel Feyi-Waboso, who scored a try as a replacement in Saturday’s 30-21 Calcutta Cup loss to Scotland, will be absent as he has a medical exam at Exeter University which must be completed face to face.

England return to action on Saturday, March 9 when Grand Slam-chasing Ireland visit Twickenham.

Steve Borthwick’s side, who must beat Andy Farrell’s reigning champions to remain in title contention, complete the tournament a week later by taking on France in Lyon.