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Courtney Lawes omitted from England squad to face Wales due to late injury but under-fire captain Owen Farrell starts in Six Nations showdown - with flanker George Martin set to make his debut off the bench England travel to bitter rivals Wales in the Six Nations on Saturday afternoon England captain Owen Farrell has been scrutinised following below-par displays

By Nik Simon for MailOnline

Published: 11:10 GMT, 25 February 2021 | Updated: 11:11 GMT, 25 February 2021

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Rookie flanker George Martin is in line to make his England debut after being fast-tracked into the squad to face Wales.

The 19-year-old, who has made just seven senior club appearances for Leicester, has been named on the bench in place of Courtney Lawes.

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Lawes was in line to start at flanker, but suffered a training ground injury after being put up for team media duties on Wednesday afternoon. 

England have been dealt a blow with news Courtney Lawes (left) is out of their clash vs Wales

England have been dealt a blow with news Courtney Lawes (left) is out of their clash vs Wales

England captain Owen Farrell has kept his place in the XV ahead of their clash against Wales

England captain Owen Farrell has kept his place in

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