After three weeks of Six Nations action, we thought it was time to update you on all the most recent injuries, and who might be coming back to play in Round Four.
2018 Six Nations Injuries Update
Sam Tremlett takes a look at some of the most recent injuries to afflict each team during the Six Nations, whilst also updating you on players who could possibly be coming back to play a part in the tournament.
Captain Dylan Hartley is a doubt for England’s matchup against France this weekend due to a tight calf. He is being monitored, along with prop Harry Williams who also has muscle tightness. Kyle Sickle and Luke Cowan-Dickie have been brought in as cover.
Jack Nowell however, will miss the rest of the tournament after rolling his ankle in training this week. Finally Sam Underhill will not feature against France after injuring his toe during training, although he is expected to be back for Ireland in the final round of the tournament.
After injuring himself against Wales, Sam Simmonds may be selected along with experienced back-rower James Haskell who might feature in the match day side.
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Tadhg Furlong has recovered from a hamstring injury which he suffered during Ireland’s match against Italy. He will start this weekend.
Iain Henderson also suffered a hamstring injury and has been declared fit to play, however he has only been named on the bench for their matchup against Scotland.
In the centre Joe Schmidt has more injuries with Chris Farrell suffering a season-ending knee injury, which has resulted in Garry Ringrose being brought in to the position. Jared Payne remains out with persistent headaches.
Taulupe Faletau will make his first appearance in the 2018 Six Nations against Italy this weekend after recovering from injury.
Liam Williams, has also battled back from injury to retain his spot in the XV.
Rhys Webb, Sam Warburton, and Jonathan Davies are still not expected to play any part in the tournament.
During the tournament, French coach Jacques Brunel lost Mathieu Jalibert and Antoine Dupont within the first three weeks, however aside from those two he has very few injuries, instead discipline seems to be his main issue.
Stars like Teddy Thomas and Louis Picamoles for example remain unselected.
Lions winger Tommy Seymour failed to recover from a back injury which means Blair Kinghorn will get his first start against Ireland.
Richie Gray has recovered from a calf issue, and yet it looks like Gregor Townsend has stuck with the same team that beat England.
Winger Lee Jones, and prop Fraser Brown have both recovered from head knocks to likely feature off the bench.
Italy have not picked up any injuries during the first two rounds of the competition, but are still missing experienced heads like Michelle Campagnaro, and Leonardo Sarto with both not expected to play any part in the tournament.
This post will be updated throughout the Six Nations.