London - Leicester centre Manu Tuilagi and London Irish wing Marland Yarde
were recalled to the England squad on Monday after injury lay-offs ahead
of Sunday's Six Nations international against two-time defending
champions Wales at Twickenham.
The pair will now train with Stuart
Lancaster's side but it would be a major surprise if either of them
were in the match-day 23 due to be announced by the England coach on
"They'd have to go some in the next couple of days, it's fair to say," Lancaster said Monday.
"It's a big ask for Manu to come back having had such a long period out.
hasn't had any time with us in camp whatsoever, so Tuesday will be the
first training session he's done since the Wales game last year."
centre Tuilagi played 70 minutes in Leicester's 41-18 win against
Newcastle last weekend after five months out with a chest muscle injury
while Yarde completed his first full game since a hip problem in
November during the Exiles' 18-0 English Premiership defeat by Exeter.
England and Wales are involved in a four-way tie at the top of the Six Nations standings with Ireland and France.
quartet have all won two and lost one of their three matches so far
this season but Ireland have a points difference of +42 compared to
England's +21, two-time defending champions Wales' +6 and France's +1.