London - England have been boosted by the news that George Kruis
should be ready to play in their Six Nations opener against France.
However, the lock will miss Saracen's next two Champions Cup
Kruis fractured his cheekbone against Newcastle on Christmas
Eve, but Saracens Director of Rugby Mark McCall has confirmed he will be fit to
play at Twickenham on February 4.
"George will be fine for the Six Nations. The question
is whether he'll play against Toulon or not. We won't know that until next week
but I'd say it's unlikely," McCall said.
While Kruis will be ready for international duty, it will
come after spending six weeks on the sidelines which means he won't be match
There is also hope for Mako Vunipola to play some part in
the Six Nations after McCall revealed he could be ready for action at the end