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Sport England lose two forwards for Twickenham showdown with Ireland

14:53  12 march  2018
14:53  12 march  2018 Source:   thejournal.ie

Nowell and Underhill ruled out of France clash and Hartley is England doubt

  Nowell and Underhill ruled out of France clash and Hartley is England doubt The England skipper’s injury is being monitored ahead of Thursday’s team announcement.Forwards coach Steve Borthwick has revealed that Hartley is struggling with muscle tightness in his leg, while Nowell and Underhill have been afflicted by respective ankle and toe injuries sustained in training over the weekend.

Nathan Hughes and Courtney Lawes have been ruled out of Saturday’s round five clash.

Any celebrations were muted by the fact that Ireland watched England ’s defeat in Paris in their suits at the Aviva Stadium, having already And there was little sense of ecstasy purely because of what can be achieved at Twickenham . “James Ryan doesn’t know what it’s like to lose a Six Nations!

a football player on a field: Hughes suffered a knee injury in Paris yesterday. © Dan Mullan Hughes suffered a knee injury in Paris yesterday.

NATHAN HUGHES AND Courtney Lawes have been left out of England’s squad to face Ireland after the pair suffered knee injuries in the Six Nations defeat to France.

Hughes limped out of the first half of the 22-16 reverse at the Stade de France, while England have also now confirmed a knock for Lawes, with neither included in a 32-man selection.

Both forwards are set for scans on Monday, with Exeter Chiefs’ Don Armand called up.

PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 10: Courtney Lawes of England during the NatWest 6 Nations Crunch match between France and England at Stade de France on March 10, 2018 in Saint-Denis near Paris, France. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images) © Getty PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 10: Courtney Lawes of England during the NatWest 6 Nations Crunch match between France and England at Stade de France on March 10, 2018 in Saint-Denis near Paris, France. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)

Captain Dylan Hartley missed the Paris loss with a tight calf, but he is included as England look to deny Ireland a Grand Slam at Twickenham.

How can Ireland secure their fourth Six Nations title with a round to spare this weekend?

  How can Ireland secure their fourth Six Nations title with a round to spare this weekend? Undefeated Ireland boast a five-point lead over England in the Six Nations standings and could win the title this weekend in advance of a St Patrick's Day trip to Twickenham.That was, of course, until round three, when Glasgow Warriors centre Huw Jones inspired Gregor Townsend's Scotland to a first home Calcutta Cup win for 14 years to inflict only the second loss of Eddie Jones' reign, end any hopes of a Grand Slam or Triple Crown and deal a potentially significant blow to underpar England's chances of winning a record third successive title.

But they have hung on just tight enough to set up a potentially thrilling finish. Despite losing two of their four helter-skelter matches The impressive France outfit Ireland fell to on opening night look destined for a Grand Slam, but didn’t manage even a losing bonus point in their Friday night clash with England .

Celtic had twice pegged back Rangers in the opening half but lost Jozo Simunovic soon after the break, the defender shown a straight red card for elbowing Alfredo Morelos. News images provided by Press Association and Photocall Ireland unless otherwise stated.

Sam Simmonds, on the bench against France, is not in the squad preparing for Saturday’s match, when the hosts will be out to avoid a third consecutive loss.

It is a game that also affords Eddie Jones’ side the chance to gain some revenge for last year’s Six Nations reverse against Ireland, which denied England a second Grand Slam on the bounce.

Forwards: Don Armand, Dan Cole, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Charlie Ewels, Jamie George, Dylan Hartley, James Haskell, Alec Hepburn, Nick Isiekwe, Maro Itoje, George Kruis, Joe Launchbury, Joe Marler, Chris Robshaw, Sam Simmonds, Kyle Sinckler, Mako Vunipola.

Backs: Mike Brown, Danny Care, Elliot Daly, Nathan Earle, Owen Farrell, George Ford, Jonathan Joseph, Alex Lozowski, Jonny May, Henry Slade, Marcus Smith (apprentice player), Denny Solomona, Ben Te’o, Anthony Watson, Richard Wigglesworth.

Eddie Jones: Breakdown deficiencies will take time to fix

  Eddie Jones: Breakdown deficiencies will take time to fix England had 11 turnovers and 16 penalties conceded against France.A 22-16 loss to France in Paris has allowed Ireland to seize the crown from Twickenham with a round to spare and on Saturday Joe Schmidt’s men travel to London on the brink of a Grand Slam.

England score two early tries to beat Ireland 21-13 at Twickenham . Ireland 's day went from bad to worse when Conor Murray was forced off after taking a heavy blow to the head, and May was denied a second try after the TMO spotted a forward pass from Tom Youngs.

England lose two forwards for Twickenham showdown with Ireland . Wales work their way into second place with laboured bonus point win over Italy.

Six Nations team of round 4 (Read Sport)

Six Nations: Team of Round 4: After another scintillating weekend of Six Nations action, Ireland took the tournament win after England’s disappointing display in Paris. Wales defeated Italy to remain in the hunt for second place. Here’s our team of round 4 from all six sides. Six Nations: Team of Round 4

'I was sent the video of me looking for it' - Johnny Sexton reveals the funny story about how he lost his Six Nations medal .
Johnny Sexton has shared the story of how he lost his Six Nations medal in the aftermath of the Grand Slam victory at Twickenham last weekend. Footage emerged of the moment the flyhalf realised that the medal was no longer hanging from his neck.#WheresJohnnysGold? pic.twitter.com/hFjmcwMb1z— TheRugbyPaper (@TheRugbyPaper) March 18, 2018Speaking on The Left Wing podcast in association with Laya Healthcare, Sexton revealed how he and Jordi Murphy came to realisation that both of their golden mementos had vanished."I found it.

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