Stuart Lancaster to give young England backs a chance at Six Nations

England head coach Stuart Lancaster says that some of his young backs could be given a chance during the Six Nations.

England head coach Stuart Lancaster has claimed that it is time for some of his young backs to be given a chance in the Six Nations.

Brad Barritt is available for selection after missing the Autumn Internationals with an ankle injury, but Lancaster believes that a return is premature.

As well as the squad being littered with a number of injuries, Kyle Eastmond, Luther Burrell, Jonny May and Jack Nowell could be given a chance to prove their worth.

"We'll see how Brad goes," Lancaster told Sky Sports News. "It was his first training session back with us so he's been out a while.

"We have obviously got Kyle, Luther, Billy Twelvetrees, etc, and obviously on the wings as well with Marland and Christian Wade and Ben Foden being injured, so probably in the outside backs we will have to blood some experience.

"But I think now is the time to do it and find out where we are, 20 games out from the World Cup, but also at this point in this Six Nations."

The Six Nations gets underway next month.

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