England Star Doubt For Six Nations Opener With Ireland Following Knee Injury

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England winger Joe Cokanasiga is a major doubt for their Six Nations opener against Ireland in Dublin, after suffering a serious knee injury in the closing stages of Bath’s Champions Cup defeat to Leinster on Saturday afternoon.

The Premiership club today confirmed Cokanasiga suffered a torn medial knee ligament during Saturday’s 17-10 Pool 1 loss at the Rec, and has been ruled out until the New Year.

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Cokanasiga made his debut for Eddie Jones’ side in November, bagging tries against Japan and Australia. The 21-year-old is highly rated and is expected to become an integral part of England’s set-up in the months and years to come.