Leicester prop, Julian White, has been named in the England training squad for the RBS Six Nations game against Wales. White was expected to be out for the entire tournament after undergoing knee surgery before Christmas to cure a cartilage problem. Sale hooker Andy Titterrell has also been named in the twenty-eight man party for the clash at Twickenham on 20th March 2004. There is a place for full-back Iain Balshaw despite the fact he is a doubt for the game with a groin injury. The Bath star suffered the injury during club training on Wednesday and is battling to be fit for the contest. Centre Mike Tindall, who has missed all the of the RBS Six Nations so far with an ankle injury, is also in the squad as is Neil Back and Jason Leonard. England Coach Sir Clive Woodward will reveal his starting line up on Monday.
Nearly 40 players were involved in the first Wales Under 18 training session of the season. WRU National Performance Manager Gethin Watts is excited at the potential shown by the group and expects the Regional Under 18 Championship to hone their skills even further.