Stuart Lancaster will wait to pick his squad

England tour of New Zealand: Stuart Lancaster dismisses any talk of 'damage limitation' in first Test against New Zealand

Lancaster is targeting attacking running rugby as he credits 'exciting backline' ahead of the summer tour

Chris Robshaw’s development in the Six Nations impressed Neil Back, a former England flanker

England squad for tour of New Zealand: Captain Chris Robshaw added to preliminary squad while Rob Webber called up despite ongoing knee injury

England's resources at hooker are already limited given Dylan Harley's shoulder injury and Tom Youngs' unavailiability

Full-back Mike Brown tweaked a hamstring as Harlequins lost their Premiership semi-final
Back in favour? Danny Cipriani has lost the scowl since his return to Sale Sharks and Stuart Lancaster my smile on his international ambitions

England squad announced: Danny Cipriani returns from six-year exile as Stuart Lancaster names his squad for training camp ahead of tour of New Zealand

Cipriani won the last of his seven caps in 2008 but has been handed a recall following his impressive season with Sale Sharks

Stuart Lancaster says he would like to carry on beyond the 2015 World Cup

Stuart Lancaster: 'I've made mistakes but we have momentum'

Ahead of a tough tour of New Zealand, the England coach tells Chris Hewett about his battle for credibility, and how the side is shaping up for a home World Cup
Stuart Lancaster says Test nations should not have to tour without their best players due to fixture overlaps

'Unacceptable' fixture clashes must end now, says Stuart Lancaster

England coach tells 'The Independent' that New Zealand tour without key players is his toughest task so far
Gavin Henson has not played for Wales in almost three years

Gavin Henson's hopes of Wales return hit by Bath's refusal to play ball

Club refuse to let their centre take part in old-style Probables v Possibles match ahead of next month's two-Test series in South Africa
The New Zealand team perform a celebratory Haka at Twickenham
Back in favour? Danny Cipriani has lost the scowl since his return to Sale Sharks and Stuart Lancaster my smile on his international ambitions

It may be time for Danny Cipriani to come in from the cold

It is the worst scenario England have faced since the 'Tour of Hell' in 1998
Billy Twelvetrees after injuring his ankle in Gloucester’s league game against London Irish last weekend

Billy Twelvetrees set to miss England's tour of New Zealand

The centre was injured his ankle during Gloucester's league victory over London Irish last weekend
Three England hookers, (from left) Dylan Hartley, Rob Webber and Tom Youngs, have all been sidelined by injury ahead of the tour of New Zealand

Tom Youngs forced to withdraw from England squad to care for wife

Coach Stuart Lancaster said the decision was 'entirely right'
Stuart Lancaster will wait to pick his squad

Stuart Lancaster to delay England squad selection for as long as possible

England boss will wait to pick side to ease fixture congestion

Mike Brown of England celebrates after scoring the first try during the RBS Six Nations match between Italy and England at the Stadio Olimpico (Getty)

England tour to New Zealand provides Mike Brown with the perfect platform to show he is the best full-back in world rugby, says team-mate Danny Care

Brown's form over the past year has been of the highest calibre but will face his biggest challenge yet in the three-test series with New Zealand

England wing Jack Nowell will miss the summer trip to New Zealand as he is set to undergo knee surgery

England wing Jack Nowell to undergo surgery on persistent knee injury that will rule him out of tour to New Zealand

Exeter Chiefs have decided to coincide the lay-off from a bad shoulder injury with his knee operation that will keep the wing out of the summer tour

Chris Ashton scores for Saracens in the 46-6 win over Clermont Auvergne

Chris Ashton has come through 'unfair and unjustified' criticism to display form worthy of England recall, says Saracens team-mate Kelly Brown

Ashton has shone in recent weeks which included two tries in the Heineken Cup semi-final mauling over Clermont Auvergne

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<b>Mike Tindall (England)</b><br/>
Could almost have filled this side full of English players such was the litany of PR disasters for Martin Johnson and his men. From dwarf throwing, to branded gum-shields to Manu 'Waterbaby' Tuilagi chucking himself into the Auckland water - and that's just off-the-pitch. But Tindall had to be included simply because his experience should've ensured he and his teammates never got ensnared in such extra-curricular nonsense. The newly married Royal rugby man was duly embarrassed by headlines of him cavorting with a blonde and it set the tone for England's disappointing performances that followed.
The 35-year-old won 75 caps for his country
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