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Stuart Lancaster's carefully laid plans for the forthcoming Six Nations Championship were subject to early adjustment last night, with the first sight of the enemy still almost a fortnight distant. Injuries to two of the England coach's back-row forwards, the Exeter flanker Tom Johnson and the Northampton bruiser Calum Clark, forced him into action and he immediately turned to the uncapped Worcester breakaway Matt Kvesic to fill one of the gaps.

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England will be looking for Tom Wood to reproduce the aggressive qualities he showed against New Zealand

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Rowntree tells players of the standards now expected of them after Twickenham heroics

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While champions revel in an HQ full house, London Welsh face a 'derby' of their own

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Hartley cited over 'foul play' against Ulster

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Tough draw holds no fear for Lancaster in England's brave new era

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Chris Robshaw ‘is doing a great job,’ claims Stuart Lancaster

Richie McCaw defends under-fire England captain Chris Robshaw

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England announce 2013 fixtures against Australia, Argentina and New Zealand

England mark 10th anniversary of World Cup triumph

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