Four members of the England squad have returned to their clubs in order to be available for this weekend's Guinness Premiership games.
Leicester duo Richard Blaze and Ben Kay are being given the opportunity to get more game time ahead of the 32-man squad reconvening on November 1, while there is adequate cover at wing and in the back row to enable David Strettle and Steffon Armitage to return to Harlequins and London Irish respectively.
It is expected that further players will be released back to their clubs after training this afternoon.
Robin McBryde was assistant coach with Wales during the Championship
27 March 2017, 11:19am
Wales secured wins against Italy and Ireland in the 2017 RBS 6 Nations but were beaten in Paris and Edinburgh as well as suffering defeat to England in Cardiff. Here we take a look at what lies ahead for Wales in the next 12 months.