Owen Farrell did not fit the game plan criteria required to start against France in the Six Nations, according to Steve Borthwick.
Round-up of Sunday's Gallagher Premiership action as Sale produced a remarkable comeback to beat Saracens.
Round-up of Saturday's Gallagher Premiership action as Saracens extended their lead at the top of the table.
Handre Pollard scored 14 points as Leicester won a full-blooded encounter over leaders Saracens 24-18 to keep alive their hopes of a Premiership play-off spot.
Northampton and Saracens claim one-point victories over Leicester and Bristol respectively as Exeter battle past Gloucester in the Gallagher Premiership.
Elliot Daly has been ruled out of England's Six Nations campaign with a hamstring injury, his club Saracens have confirmed.
Edinburgh had to settle for a Heineken Champions Cup last-16 away tie at Leicester despite beating Saracens 20-14.
MPs have warned the financial situation of Premiership clubs is "clearly unsustainable" in a damning report on issues facing the game in England.