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Northampton duo released by England

26th February 2013 18:18

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Dylan Hartley and Courtney Lawes have been released by England to play this weekend - plus eight more players including James Haskell.

The following players will be released back to their clubs this evening for this weekend's Aviva Premiership matches:

Lee Dickson (Northampton Saints), Ben Foden (Northampton Saints), Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints), James Haskell (London Wasps), Matt Kvesic (Worcester Warriors), Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints), David Strettle (Saracens), Joel Tomkins (Saracens), David Wilson (Bath Rugby), Thomas Waldrom (Leicester Tigers)

Owen Farrell, Ben Morgan and Billy Vunipola will continue their recovery at Pennyhill Park under a joint club-England medical programme.

"This week is partly about recharging our batteries after a tough Test match but we trained well today and are in pretty good shape," said England head coach Stuart Lancaster.

"Owen is still recovering from his tight quad muscle and probably won't train this week but we are fortunate to have Toby who came on and did well against France."

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