Manu Tuilagi returns to England with 35 players for Saturday’s six-nation match against Wales.
The team regrouped at the Honda England Rugby Show at Pennyhill Park in Bagshot this afternoon [Sunday] while they continue preparations for the Wales game to be held at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday 26 February (16.45 KO).
Saturday’s match against Wales will be England’s first in a six-nation campaign.
England will have to win the last three matches, starting with Wales at Twickenham on Saturday, to have a chance to win the title they have won three times under Eddie Jones, and Itoge said he is on the second line of the Lions.
“The title is our goal, our thinking,” said Itohe, who started in the last round against Italy in the last round but may return to come out against Wales with Courtney Lowes in training. “We believe it is still in our hands.
In the last timeout Marcus Smith inspired England to win 0-33 in Rome against the Italians.
Last week it was confirmed that Manu Tuilagi is back in the England coaching squad for next week. England midfielder Manu Tuilaga is in “excellent” shape and ready to return to Saturday’s six-nation meeting with Wales, says assistant coach Anthony Seybold.
Captain Courtney Lowes is returning to the game team after spending more than a month on the sidelines due to a concussion. Although he has been part of the group since the start of the Six Nations campaign, Lowes has not yet trained fully with the group as he has continued to recover from a head injury.
Joe Lunchbury returns to the playing team after returning to full physical shape. There’s also room for an exciting 21-year-old 21-year-old Alfie Barberry back row.
Johnny Hill will also continue rehab at the camp.
Alfie Barberry (Wasp, without cap)
Jamie Blamir (Newcastle Falcons, 5 games)
Oli Chase (Leicester Tigers, 1 cap)
Luke Cowen-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, 33 matches)
Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 38 teams)
Alex Dumbrandt (Harlequin, 6 matches)
Charlie Wells (bath rugby, 28 matches)
Alice Genge (Leicester Tigers, 33 matches)
Jamie George (Saracens, 63 matches)
Joe Hayes (Leicester Tigers, 2 games)
Dream Itohe (Saracens, 53 matches)
Nick Isikwe (Saracens, 5 matches)
Joe Lunchbury (Wasps, 69 matches)
Courtney Lowes (Northampton Saints, 90 matches)
Joe Marler (Harlequin, 76 matches)
Bevan Rod (Sale Sharks, 2 matches)
Sam Simmonds (Exeter Chiefs, 11 matches)
Kyle Sinclair (Bristol Bears, 49 matches)
Will Stewart (Bath Rugby, 17 matches)
Orlando Bailey (bath rugby, no caps)
Eliot Daly (Saracens, 54 matches)
George Ford (Leicester Tigers, 79 games)
George Furbank (Northampton Saints, 5 matches)
Luis Lina (Harlequins, without caps)
Max Malins (Saracens, 12 matches)
Joe Marchant (Harlequin, 9 matches)
Jack Knowell (Exeter Chiefs, 36 matches)
Raffi Quirke (Sale Sharks, 2 caps)
Adam Radwan (Newcastle Falcons, 2 matches)
Harry Randall (Bristol Bears, 3 matches)
Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 45 matches)
Marcus Smith (Harlequin, 7 matches)
Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers, 7 matches)
Manu Tuilagi (Sharks for sale, 46 caps)
Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 114 matches)