Lancaster: We have enough depth

England head coach Stuart Lancaster is happy with playing options

England head coach Stuart Lancaster is happy with playing options

First published in National Sport News © by

Stuart Lancaster has shrugged off the presence of six players who were qualified to represent England in Wales' starting XV at Twickenham on Sunday.

George North, Sam Warburton, Jonathan Davies, Alex Cuthbert, Dan Lydiate and Jake Ball could be lining up for the Red Rose in the key RBS 6 Nations title showdown.

Apart from Ball, they are each British and Irish Lions who were involved in last summer's triumphant Test series against Australia.

Adding to the English influence in the Welsh camp is that Shaun Edwards is an assistant to head coach Warren Gatland and Josh Lewsey is the Principality's head of rugby.

England have claimed number eight Ben Morgan, who had the option of turning out for Wales, as one of their own and Lancaster is happy with the playing options available to him.

"I'm pretty certain that those guys are committed to the Welsh cause in the same way Ben Morgan went to Wales but is committed to us," Lancaster said.

"We have enough depth and talent in our country."

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