RUGBY: Attwood freed to link up with Bath

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BATH lock Dave Attwood will be available for Saturday's Aviva Premiership clash against Exeter Chiefs after England released 18 players back to their clubs ahead of this weekend's domestic action.

The starting line-up for last Saturday's RBS 6 Nations game against Scotland will remain at St George's Park for training on Wednesday and Thursday morning.

But the replacements' bench contingent at Murrayfield - Attwood, Tom Youngs, Mako Vunipola, Bath-bound prop Henry Thomas, Ben Morgan, Lee Dickson, Brad Barritt and Alex Goode - are among those made available for Premiership duty.

Bath's George Ford and Anthony Watson, who were released back to the club for last weekend's win over Newcastle should also be available.

The whole England squad will convene at Pennyhill Park in Surrey on Sunday, ahead of the following weekend's Twickenham appointment with unbeaten Six Nations leaders Ireland.

Bath travel to Exeter on Saturday (3.15pm).

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