February 5, 2018 / 10:05 PM / 10 months ago

Lions pair both back training with Wales

FILE PHOTO: Rugby Union - Premiership - Harlequins vs Northampton Saints - Twickenham Stoop, London, Britain - December 30, 2017 Northampton Saints' George North looks dejected Action Images/Paul Childs

(Reuters) - George North and Liam Williams both trained with Wales on Monday, putting the pair in contention to play against England in the Six Nations at Twickenham on Saturday.

The British and Irish Lions duo have seen little action this season as they have battled with injury. However, their participation in training heightens their chances of featuring on the second weekend of championship action.

North had been sent by Wales back to his club Northampton last week to get some game time. In his first appearance in a month following a knee injury, he made an impressive showing, scoring a try in Friday’s 36-10 win over Harlequins in the Anglo-Welsh Cup.

Williams, who plies his trade for Saracens, has not played much since suffering an abdominal injury last year.

Wales began their Six Nations campaign with a 34-7 home triumph over Scotland in Cardiff on Saturday, despite a myriad of injuries.

They will take on an England team who easily beat Italy in Rome as they seek to win a third successive championship.

Reporting by Mark Gleeson; Editing by Christian Radnedge

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