Marler fit for England’s Six Nations opener

Joe Marler

Joe Marler has 46 caps for his country

England column Joe Marler will be accessible to face France in a Six Nations on Saturday after creation a discerning liberation from a fractured leg.

The Harlequins forward, 26, was harmed on 10 Jan and had been a doubt for a start of a Championship.

But he is now behind in full training and set to start in a front row.

“Everything is on lane for Joe,” forwards manager Steve Borthwick told BBC Radio 5 live.

“To have him behind fit is brilliant. He’s been impossibly committed to make certain he is in a best earthy shape.”

Meanwhile, flanker James Haskell is also accessible for preference after a long-term feet problem.

Haskell played a pivotal purpose in England’s Grand Slam and dominant debate of Australia in 2016, though missed a autumn array since of a injury.

Tom Wood played on a open-side side in Haskell’s absence, and a Northampton brazen is approaching to keep his place opposite a French.

However, with Chris Robshaw injured, there is a clever probability Maro Itoje will pierce from a second quarrel to a behind row.

“The flexibility that Maro offers is brilliant,” Borthwick added.

“The approach he plays, it’s not about perplexing to change anything. It’s about going on a margin and bringing energy, unrestrained and physicality.”

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