Boost for England as Cole returns

Date published: November 5 2014

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Leicester and England prop Dan Cole is set to return from a lengthy layoff this weekend in the LV= Cup against Sale Sharks.

Leicester and England prop Dan Cole is set to return from a lengthy layoff this weekend in the LV= Cup against Sale Sharks.

Cole, 27, has been out since January this year and underwent his latest surgery in the off-season.

“He will have some game time. He will play off the bench,” Cockerill told the BBC.

His long-term neck injury has now been treated however, putting him possibly in contention for an England recall before the end of the month.

England face New Zealand this weekend followed by games against South Africa, Fiji and Australia.

Both the Leicester and England coach staff will be keen to make sure Cole’s recovery is completely successful, but building up game time in the LV= Cup and Premiership might make Stuart Lancaster consider giving him a recall.

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