Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Johnno Calling Flutey Tune

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Johnno Calling Flutey Tune

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RIKI FLUTEY is in line for an immediate return to the England team after he was forced out of last weekend's RBS Six Nations victory over Wales with a dead leg.

The Brive centre had been picked to start alongside Mathew Tait in a new-look midfield combination.

Toby Flood was promoted in in his absence, but Flutey has returned to training and he is likely to return.

Martin Johnson ws making his team announcement today with few - if any - changes expected changes from the 30-17 victory over Wales. The Leicester tighthead Dan Cole, who made his Test debut off the bench, is in with a chance of starting.

Johnson was selecting from the same 22 he originally named to play Wales plus the Worcester loose-head Matt Mullan and Harlequins flanker Chris Robshaw, who both remained with the squad after nine players were released last night.

Among those made available for Premiership action were Shontayne Hape, who was promoted on to the bench after Flutey's injury and then withdrew on Saturday morning with a bug. …

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