VIDEO: England head coach Stuart Lancaster ahead of Six Nations clash with Italy

England will know soon enough whether prop Joe Marler is available for the climax to their RBS 6 Nations against Italy.

Marler’s partner is expecting their first child and the Harlequins loosehead has stayed in London to be present at the birth.

Head coach Stuart Lancaster has revealed that if Marler is unable to participate in the captain’s run at the Stadio Olimpico on Friday afternoon, Mako Vunipola will be promoted to the started XV.