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

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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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England open door for Armitage brothers' return after Stuart Lancaster's flying visit to the Cote d'Azur

Steffon Armitage's displays for Toulon have prompted calls for his recall to the national side

Dai Young claims England wing Christian Wade will need a 'magic wand' if he is to play again this season and make tour of New Zealand

Wade has not played since suffering a foot ligament damage in November and the Wasps director of rugby has effectively ruled him out of making England's summer tour

Dan Carter feels England could upset the All Blacks in their three-Test tour this summer

Dan Carter tips England to challenge for World Cup glory

Stuart Lancaster has turned England into genuine contenders for next year's World Cup, according to the New Zealand fly-half Dan Carter.

Chris Pennell re-signed at Worcester because he sees potential in a team currently last

Chris Pennell: England’s hidden treasure

Pennell is a brilliant full-back. He is also the son of a former Test cricketer. But, as he tells Chris Hewett, staying loyal to Worcester means going unrecognised in the short term

James Haskell is wearing an Evolution Clay Shooting Vest

James Haskell interview: 'I've got a job to do for England' - London Wasps back-row sets sights on international recall

Haskell is seeking his 51st cap after a year out of the England squad and feels that talk of being 'over the hill' is severely premature at 29 years of age

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Olympic allure appeals to Australia scrum-half Will Genia with prospect of sevens inclusion for Rio 2016

Genia has revealed it could take as little as a tap on the shoulder to consider going to Brazil for the Olympic

England lose out in Hong Kong Sevens final

New Zealand beat England 26-7 to win the Hong Kong Sevens and reclaim top spot in the overall standings in the IRB Sevens World Series yesterday.

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

Neil Back: England will be driven on by title agony

Neil Back believes England will ultimately benefit from missing out on the Six Nations title, but warns only the Grand Slam is acceptable next year.

Mike Brown was speaking at Graveney School, 2014 NatWest Schools Cup Vase finalists, who will battle it out for the prestigious trophy at the home of England rugby, Twickenham, tomorrow

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