England Hit With Double Blow As Two Players Withdraw From Six Nations Squad

Double whammy.

England pair Joe Launchbury and Joe Marler have withdrawn from their squad for the Guinness Six Nations in a massive blow for boss Eddie Jones.

Lock Joe Launchbury is out through injury, with a fibia stress fracture, and prop Joe Marler has withdrawn for personal reasons. Charlie Ewels and Tom West will join the tournament squad, marking West’s first England senior call-up.

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Eddie Jones’ side will meet at St. George’s Park on Wednesday [27 January] where they will begin their preparations for the Guinness Six Nations.

England’s opening game is against Scotland at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday 6 February