6N: Lawes out for England with training-ground injury

England was forced to make a late change to its team for the Six Nations match against Wales on Saturday after Courtney Lawes was ruled out by an injury in training.

Lawes was poised to continue at blindside flanker in Cardiff, only to get an unspecified injury during a full-blooded practice on Wednesday.

Mark Wilson took Lawes' place after being dropped for the victory over Italy in Round 2, while Jamie George returned at hooker in place of Luke Cowan-Dickie in the other change.

England's Courtney Lawes, center, claims a line out during the Six Nations rugby union international match between England and Italy at Twickenham Stadium in London, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021. (AP PhotoAlastair Grant)

Wales was scheduled to name its team later Thursday.

Wales has won both of its games so far. England started with a loss to Scotland.

England: Elliot Daly, Anthony Watson, Henry Slade, Owen Farrell (captain), Jonny May, George Ford, Ben Youngs; Billy Vunipola, Tom Curry, Mark Wilson, Jonny Hill, Maro Itoje, Kyle Sinckler, Jamie George, Mako Vunipola. Reserves: Luke Cowan-Dickie, Ellis Genge, Will Stuart, Charlie Ewels, George Martin, Ben Earl, Dan Robson, Max Malins.

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