Six Nations - England lose Tuilagi and Corbisiero

Manu Tuilagi will miss England's Six Nations opener against Scotland while Alex Corbisiero will miss the entire tournament, coach Stuart Lancaster has confirmed.

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Six Nations - England's Tuilagi fit to face Ireland
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England's Manu Tuilagi on his way to scoring a try

Tuilagi has been ruled out of Saturday's Twickenham encounter with an ankle injury but could return for the second round of the championship against Ireland on Sunday week.

"Manu has run out of time for Scotland and we'll make a call on him for Ireland early next week," Lancaster said.

Corbisiero had an operation last Wednesday to fix the knee that had been troubling him since England's close-season tour of South Africa.

The front-row forward had been expected to miss at least the first two Six Nations games but England head coach Stuart Lancaster confirmed he would play no part in the tournament.

"Prop Alex Corbisiero is out of #RBS6N. Lancaster says knee operation was a success but he needs 2 weeks rest and 6-8 weeks of rehab," the RFU said on Twitter.

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