England’s Underhill dominated out of Six Nations with damage, Willis referred to as up as substitute
The Bathtub back-row has a hip damage and has withdrawn from the squad. Eddie Jones has opted to name up Wasps’ Jack Willis as Underhill’s substitute.
The information follows Monday’s withdrawals of Joe Launchbury and Joe Marler. Launchbury sustained a fractured fibula, whereas Marler withdrew as a consequence of household causes. Jones referred to as up Charlie Ewels and Tom West respectively for these two gamers.
Underhill’s withdrawal will come as a blow for England. He has been a part of their first alternative back-row and shone within the 2019 World Cup. He performed of their Autumn Nations Cup finale towards France and would have been a key a part of Jones’ plans for this Six Nations.
England are working with a smaller 28-man squad for this Six Nations as a consequence of COVID-19 protocols.
Jones has named a 12-man “shadow squad” to behave as cowl, and they’re going to endure the identical COVID-19 protocols as the primary group.
With Willis added to the championship squad, Jones has added three additional gamers to the again up record: Exeter’s Alec Hepburn and Northampton duo Lewis Ludlam and David Ribbans.
England are coaching at St George’s Park this week earlier than returning to the Lensbury to proceed their preparations for the Six Nations.
Their championship begins on Feb. 6 at Twickenham towards Scotland.