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Flood and Waldrom released from England training

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Toby Flood and Thomas Waldrom have been released back to Leicester Tigers from the England training squad.

England have returned eight players to their clubs ahead of the Six Nations conclusion against Ireland on Saturday and the LV= Cup Final on Sunday.

Northampton Saints will be able to call on flanker Calum Clark for the cup final after his release from England duty.

Five Tigers are retained by England - Dan Cole, Tom Croft, Geoff Parling, Ben Youngs and Manu Tuilagi. 

The following players will return to Pennyhill Park on Wednesday evening to train with England ahead of Saturday’s RBS 6 Nations match against Ireland at Twickenham Stadium:
Forwards - Mouritz Botha (Saracens), Alex Corbisiero (London Irish), Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers), Tom Croft (Leicester Tigers), Phil Dowson (Northampton Saints), Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints), Joe Marler (Harlequins), Ben Morgan (Scarlets), Tom Palmer (Stade Francais), Geoff Parling (Leicester Tigers), Chris Robshaw (Harlequins), Matt Stevens (Saracens), Rob Webber (London Wasps)
Backs - Chris Ashton (Northampton Saints), Brad Barritt (Saracens), Mike Brown (Harlequins), Lee Dickson (Northampton Saints), Owen Farrell (Saracens), Ben Foden (Northampton Saints), Charlie Hodgson (Saracens), Charlie Sharples (Gloucester Rugby), David Strettle (Saracens), Manusamoa Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers), Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)

The following players will return to their clubs:
Dave Attwood (Bath Rugby), Calum Clark (Northampton Saints), Karl Dickson (Harlequins), Toby Flood (Leicester Tigers), Joe Launchbury (London Wasps), Lee Mears (Bath Rugby), Jordan Turner-Hall (Harlequins), Thomas Waldrom (Leicester Tigers)