The grim scenes in the England changing room after loss to France
England France: an aftermath.
A scene of great and unyielding sadness. This dreadful, deep and probably life long sadness is exemplified by the treatment of Jonny May. May had run so fast against France that they had to put his feet in cold water. Madness, that a man can run that fast that his feet actually start heating up.
The irony, of course, is that the run up this match was such a happy time for England. They were so relaxed in the lead up that they decided to take an impromptu holiday to Portugal.
Some might think a holiday the week before a big game is a little relaxed, but we say they earned it after that great World Cup in Japan.
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England men’s head coach Eddie Jones has retained 25 players ahead of England’s next Guinness Six Nations match against Scotland on Saturday in Edinburgh (KO 4:45pm, live on BBC).
Both Manu Tuilagi and Anthony Watson will return to their clubs to continue their rehabilitation.
Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs)
Tom Curry (Sale Sharks)
Ben Earl (Saracens)
Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers)
Jamie George (Saracens)
Maro Itoje (Saracens)
George Kruis (Saracens)
Joe Launchbury (Wasps)
Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints)
Lewis Ludlam (Northampton Saints)
Joe Marler (Harlequins)
Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins)
Will Stuart (Bath Rugby)
Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby)
Mako Vunipola (Saracens)
Elliot Daly (Saracens)
Ollie Devoto (Exeter Chiefs)
Owen Farrell (Saracens
George Ford (Leicester Tigers)
George Furbank (Northampton Saints)
Willi Heinz (Gloucester Rugby)
Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby)
Jonny May (Leicester Tigers)
Ollie Thorley (Gloucester Rugby)
Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)
Meanwhile Wales have called former Wales U20 duo Dewi Lake (Ospreys) and Taine Basham (Dragons) into their 2020 Guinness Six Nations squad.
The pair have been training with the national squad in recent weeks and have now been formally called into the squad.
No players have been release.
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