It’s bad news for England as Maro Itoje is ruled out

It’s bad news for England as Maro Itoje is ruled out

England lock Maro Itoje has damaged knee ligaments and will miss Six Nations rugby matches against France and Wales.

Wasps second row Joe Launchbury is favourite to be called into the matchday squad for England's game against France at Twickenham on Sunday, 10 February.

Itoje suffered the injury during Saturday's 32-20 victory over defending champions Ireland, with referee Jerome Garces initially fearing he had broken his leg.

The prognosis means that the British and Irish Lions lock could be available for the finale to the tournament against Scotland on Mach 16 - and potentially earlier. He's a big loss for England.

"Maro's a fantastic player and a great personality around the squad".

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"He's a brilliant player and he's a world-class player", England scrum-half Danny Care, who missed out on selection for Eddie Jones' squad, told Rugby Union Weekly.

"He's in your face, he's someone teams do not want to play against".

Itoje was seen on crutches as England celebrated on the pitch after fears he had picked up a serious injury when he was cleared from a ruck by Peter O' Mahoney.

Wilson tackled Ireland to a standstill in Dublin, making 27 successful hits to emerge as his side's top defensive player alongside Mako Vunipola.

"I was on daddy daycare, so it was 'there you go!' Straight back down to earth - changing nappies and doing school runs", he said.

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