Flood, who has been sidelined since New Year's Day with a knee ligament injury, is primed to make his comeback in the Tigers' LV= Cup match against Newcastle.
England interim coach Stuart Lancaster has told Flood he must prove his fitness in a club game before he will be considered for an international recall.
Charlie Hodgson will start at fly-half for England against Scotland on Saturday, with inside centre Owen Farrell to provide the back-up.
England tackle Italy at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on Saturday, February 11.
Lancaster is set to be without Leicester centre Manu Tuilagi (hamstring) and Northampton lock Courtney Lawes, who will not be in LV= Cup action this weekend.
A Leicester victory over Newcastle tomorrow will secure the Tigers a place in the semi-finals of the Anglo-Welsh cup competition for the first time since 2008.
Gilbert has released a new line of rugby cleats. The Gilbert Virtuo 8S is part of the exciting new product. Check it out.
The entire All Blacks apparel line has been updated for 2013/14. Check out the New Zealand All Blacks polo.
The Nike Tiempo is a solid rugby cleat and one of few styles still made from full-grain natural leather.
The Gilbert Blitz 8S rugby cleat is a great cleat at a great price of $69.99. Get a new pair of cleats today.
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Wear the crest of the British and Irish Lions on your t-shirt. A great look for the summer.
The All Blacks Performance t-shirt is black with hints of blue from the training jersey. Very Cool.
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The USA Rugby Pro Alternate rugby jersey is perfect for any fan of the Eagles. Get yours to wear during the summer Test matches.
The NEW All Blacks 2013/14 jersey has arrived at World Rugby Shop. Dare to wear the colors of the All Blacks.