Manu Tuilagi
Manu Tuilagi last played for England in their bronze medal match victory over Argentina in the World Cup
Venue: Murrayfield Stadium Date: Saturday, 24 February Kick-off: 16:45 GMT
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Centre Manu Tuilagi has been included in England’s initial 36-man squad preparing to face Scotland in the Six Nations at Murrayfield on 24 February.

Tuilagi, 32, has recovered from a groin injury and is joined by hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie and lock George Martin.

Fly-half Marcus Smith and centre Ollie Lawrence will also join the squad as they continue their rehabilitation.

However, hooker Jamie Blamire, flanker Tom Pearson and utility back Oscar Beard drop out.

Tuilagi is expected to compete with Fraser Dingwall for the inside centre position against Scotland.

Dingwall made his Test debut in the opening win over Italy before retaining his place and scoring his first England try in the victory over Wales.

England have won both of their opening Six Nations matches for the first time in five years.

However, they have lost their past three meetings with Scotland, who were beaten by France in their last match.

England’s Six Nations squad

Forwards: Ollie Chessum, Dan Cole, Alex Coles, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Chandler Cunningham-South, Ben Curry, Theo Dan, Alex Dombrandt, Ben Earl, Charlie Ewels, Ellis Genge, Jamie George (capt), Joe Heyes, Maro Itoje, Joe Marler, Beno Obano, George Martin, Ethan Roots, Will Stuart, Sam Underhill.

Backs: Danny Care, Elliot Daly, Fraser Dingwall, Immanuel Feyi-Waboso, George Ford, Tommy Freeman, George Furbank, Alex Mitchell, Will Muir, Max Ojomoh, Tom Roebuck, Henry Slade, Fin Smith, Ben Spencer, Freddie Steward, Manu Tuilagi.

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