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Five Tigers stay with England

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Five Leicester Tigers players have been retained in the England squad for Saturday's final QBE International against New Zealand at Twickenham.

The 23-man squad report back to the training base at Pennyhill Park this evening to make the final preparations for the weekend.

Dan Cole, Geoff Parling, Tom Youngs and Toby Flood, who were all in the 23 for the win over Argentina last Saturday, are retained and scrum-half Ben Youngs returns after dropping out of the Pumas game with a bruised hip.

Head coach Stuart Lancaster ruled out prop Alex Corbisiero after feeling some discomfort to his knee in training yesterday.

“It is disappointing for Alex, having missed last year’s Six Nations because of an injury to his other knee, and with Mako Vunipola also unavailable, it's a great opportunity for Joe Marler and Matt Mullan, who has been with us all week,” said Lancaster.

Marland Yarde and Christian Wade have not recovered in time to be available for this game and centre Henry Trinder is still recovering from a dead leg.

Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers)

Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints)
Joe Launchbury (London Wasps)
Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints)
Joe Marler (Harlequins)
Ben Morgan (Gloucester Rugby)
Matt Mullan (London Wasps)
Geoff Parling (Leicester Tigers)
Chris Robshaw (Harlequins)
Billy Vunipola (Saracens)
David Wilson (Bath Rugby)
Tom Wood (Northampton Saints)
Tom Youngs (Leicester Tigers)

Chris Ashton (Saracens)
Mike Brown (Harlequins)
Lee Dickson (Northampton Saints)
Owen Farrell (Saracens)
Toby Flood (Leicester Tigers)
Ben Foden (Northampton Saints)
Alex Goode (Saracens)
Joel Tomkins (Saracens)
Billy Twelvetrees (Gloucester Rugby)
Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)

The following players have been released back to their Aviva Premiership clubs:
Dave Attwood (Bath Rugby), Freddie Burns (Gloucester Rugby), Luther Burrell (Northampton Saints), Danny Care (Harlequins), Alex Corbisiero (Northampton Saints), Kyle Eastmond (Bath Rugby), Tom Johnson (Exeter Chiefs), Matt Kvesic (Gloucester Rugby), Henry Thomas (Sale Sharks), Henry Trinder (Gloucester Rugby), Mako Vunipola (Saracens), Marland Yarde (London Irish), Rob Webber (Bath Rugby), Christian Wade (London Wasps), Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby)