England wing Watson set for scan on hamstring strain


England have suffered a potential blow ahead of the Six Nations with the news that Anthony Watson will require a scan on a hamstring strain.

The wing is away with the squad at a training camp in Portugal and will have the problem looked at on Saturday, the Rugby Football Union confirmed.

"Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby) will go for a scan tomorrow (Saturday 28 January) following a hamstring strain sustained in training at England's training camp in Vilamoura, Portugal," a brief statement read.

It will be a concern for head coach Eddie Jones, whose defending champions begin their 2017 campaign against France at Twickenham in eight days.

Watson only returned to club action with Bath on New Year's Eve after almost three months out following a broken jaw suffered in England's training camp in October.