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Six Nations: Jonny May a doubt for England v Scotland

England will be hoping that Jonny May is fit for next week’s clash with Scotland. The Gloucester player’s chances of participating are pretty slim following the horrific facial injury that he suffered after playing just 10 minutes against France this weekend. The RFU’s doctors have confirmed that the player has a fractured nose and that he will be fully assessed tomorrow as England decide on their 15 for the upcoming Murrayfield match.

Thankfully, Courtney Lawes is available for selection after suffering a bruised cheekbone at Stade de France. England have added Freddie Burns to the squad after recent impressive performances for England Saxons so England will have 33 players in their squad.

The RFU released a statement on the squad that confirmed that “Jonny May suffered a fracture to his nose against France and will see a specialist on Monday for further assessment. Courtney Lawes suffered a bruised cheekbone but no structural damage and will be available for selection. Under the Elite Player Squad agreement England will have 33 players in camp with Freddie Burns returning to the senior squad following his two appearances for England Saxons.” Rob Webber, Richard Wigglesworth and Stephen Myler remain with their Aviva Premiership clubs.

England will be bitterly disappointed to have started the 2014 Six Nations completion with a loss to France especially after coming from 16-3 down to take the lead 24-19. Losing in the closing stages of the match thanks to a Gael Fickou try and a Maxime Machenaud conversion must have hurt the visitors who will do everything to get back to winning ways when the Six Nations competition resumes next week.

England squad

Forwards: Dave Attwood, Dan Cole, Dylan Hartley, Matt Kvesic, Tom Johnson. Joe Launchbury, Courtney Lawes, Joe Marler, Ben Morgan, Matt Mullan, Chris Robshaw, Ed Slater, Henry Thomas, Billy Vunipola, Mako Vunipola, Tom Wood, Tom Youngs.

Backs: Chris Ashton, Brad Barritt, Mike Brown, Freddie Burns, Luther Burrell, Danny Care, Lee Dickson, Kyle Eastmond, Owen Farrell, George Ford, Alex Goode, Jonny May, Jack Nowell, Billy Twelvetrees, Ben Youngs, Anthony Watson.

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