England Suffer Another Big Injury Blow Ahead Of The Six Nations

Sidelined.

Sam Underhill has withdrawn from the England squad for the Guinness Six Nations with a hip injury in a significant blow for the reigning champions, adding to the loss of Joe Marler and Joe Launchbury this week.

In-form Wasps back-row Jack Willis has been called up to Eddie Jones’ side for the tournament as his replacement.

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The squad will meet at St. George’s Park tomorrow [Wednesday 27 January] as they begin preparations for the tournament.  England’s first game is against Scotland at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday 6 February (4.45pm KO).

Alec Hepburn, Lewis Ludlam and David Ribbans have been added to the shadow squad.