England A match cancelled

Today’s scheduled England A v Scotland A match has been called off due to further COVID-19 positive tests in the Scotland squad.

The match, which was due to be played today at Mattioli Woods Welford Road, Leicester, will not be rearranged.

Warriors centre Ollie Lawrence was due to start for England A with his club-mate Ted Hill on the bench.

England will now turn their attention to their next two fixtures – Test matches against USA (Sunday July 4) and Canada (Saturday July 10), both at Twickenham Stadium.

The squad will train at Mattioli Woods Welford Road today before regrouping at Pennyhill Park on Monday 28 June.

England Head Coach Eddie Jones will name an updated squad for the Test matches on Monday.

Jones said: “We are of course very disappointed not to be playing this match and particularly playing in front of a great crowd in Leicester.

“However, we understand that the safety and wellbeing of all of our teams and supporters is the most important thing and we wish Scotland the very best.”