Lawes put through fitness tests alone as England prepare for autumn
Courtney Lawes put through fitness tests by himself on training camp in the Algarve as Eddie Jones’s side prepare for autumn internationals
- England’s rugby stars are currently on a warm-weather training camp in Portugal
- Eddie Jones’s side are working towards the upcoming autumn internationals
- England face South Africa, New Zealand, Japan and Australia in coming weeks
- Courtney Lawes is battling to be fit for the Twickenham clash with Springboks
Courtney Lawes underwent solo fitness tests on Tuesday as the forward stepped up his bid to be fit for the upcoming autumn internationals.
England face South Africa at Twickenham on Saturday before Tests against the All Blacks, Japan and Australia.
Eddie Jones’ side are currently in the Algarve enjoying a warm-weather training camp.
Courtney Lawes was put through training sessions by himself during England’s trip to Portugal
The forward, a fitness doubt for the upcoming autumn internationals, has had a back injury
Harlequins scrum-half Danny Care (centre) was among those to train in Vilamoura on Tuesday
And as Owen Farrell, Dylan Hartley and Co stepped up their preparations for their clash with the Springboks, Lawes was forced to train alone.
The destructive forward is a doubt for the Twickenham showdown after suffering an injury to his back that required him to be sent home from Portugal last week for specialist treatment.
Lawes has since been reunited with the rest of his team-mates but he remains a way off full fitness.
England head joke Eddie Jones cracks a smile as he watches his side train in the Algarve
No 8 Ben Morgan, who has earned a recall to the Test side, runs with the ball during training
Michael Rhodes and Maro Itoje chat as England prepare for their clash with South Africa
Meanwhile, the rest of England’s squad were put through their paces by Jones as the crucial autumn series edges closer.
Farrell, Danny Care, Ben Morgan and Hartley were among those to train in the Algarve as Jones’s side look to bounce back from a disappointing Six Nations.
England finished fifth in the battle of the European powerhouses and now face an acid test against the best of the southern hemisphere just a year out from the World Cup.
Solo fitness tests for Courtney Lawes while the rest of the #England squad train on the next pitch here in the Algarve. pic.twitter.com/c9QNWZ9dXa
England’s Owen Farrell works on his kicking from hand ahead of the crucial autumn series
Backs Jonny May (left) and Jack Nowell (right) were among those to be put through their paces
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