Owen Farrell available for England's Grand Slam showdown but Ben Morgan ruled out

Last Updated: 14/03/13 2:22pm

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Stuart Lancaster has confirmed Owen Farrell is fit and available for England's Grand Slam decider against Wales in Cardiff on Saturday.

The fly-half's thigh injury kept him out Saturday's victory over Italy, and although replacement Toby Flood kicked all England's points in an 18-11 success Farrell's influence was missed.

The Saracens player started the first three games in this season's Six Nations and is likely to come straight back into the side as England chase their 13th clean sweep in the competition.

The Rugby Football Union's Twitter feed carried a quote from Lancaster, who said Farrell is "fit to train tomorrow (Wednesday)and available for selection".

England will be without No 8 Ben Morgan, who is still not over the ankle injury suffered against Scotland on the opening weekend.

Lancaster told Sky Sports News: "We'll miss him, but equally we've got on well without him and we've got Tom Croft back in the equation and some good lineout options there now. We move on."

Forwards Joe Launchbury (elbow), Geoff Parling (shoulder) and Courtney Lawes (arm) are all expected to be fit.

Victory for Wales by eight or more points at the Millennium Stadium would deny England the Grand Slam and give Wales the title.

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