All the latest news on injured players across all the countries
Six Nations injuries are always a talking point in the tournament, which is delivering plenty of on-field entertainment. While we debate whether Ireland can win the tournament back-to-back, team selection and who is in red-hot form, there is the perpetual issue of injuries.
Every season players drop out, so here is a rolling update of the major Six Nations injuries for each team.
Alex Mitchell has been ruled out of England’s game against Scotland with a knee injury. The scrum-half had started England’s first two matches this tournament. Danny Care or Ben Spencer are now in line to take his spot in the starting team with Harry Randall entering the 36-man squad as cover.
The other main injury in the current squad is fly-half Marcus Smith. He sustained the calf problem before the first round and so is yet to make an appearance in this year’s tournament. England’s other major injury worries were Ollie Lawrence, Manu Tuilagi and Luke Cowan-Dickie but all three have re-joined the squad.
Players who were ruled out before the tournament included flanker Tom Curry, scrum-half Jack van Poortvliet and prop Bevan Rodd.
Related: England Six Nations Fixtures
France have lost their captain Gregory Alldritt for their match against Italy after he sustained a thigh injury against Scotland in round two. Marko Gazzotti has been called into the squad to cover the number eight position.
Before the tournament began fly-half Romain Ntamack and prop Sipili Falatea were ruled out with ACL injuries.
Related: France Six Nations Fixtures
Hugo Keenan is carrying a knock and has been ruled out of their game against Wales.
Iain Henderson has picked up a foot injury which has also seen him miss out.
Before the tournament began wings Mack Hansen and Jimmy O’Brien, prop Dave Kilcoyne were ruled out.
Related: Ireland Six Nations Fixtures
Sebastian Negri and Lorenzo Cannone did not compete in Italy’s game against Ireland in round two due to injury. The team will be hoping they will be back for their match against France, though nothing has been confirmed.
Related: Italy Six Nations Fixtures
Ritchie Gray has been ruled out of the rest of the competition because of a bicep injury. Luke Crosbie is also a doubt after not being included in round two.
Wing Darcy Graham will not feature against England because of a groin injury.
Before the Six Nations began, full back Ollie Smith sustained a knee injury.
Related: Scotland Six Nations Fixtures
Sam Costelow returns from injury to take on Ireland in the third round.
Taulupe Faletau has not started the tournament but could feature at a later date.
Jac Morgan were both ruled out for the entirety of the competition.
Related: Wales Six Nations Fixtures
This post will be updated throughout the Six Nations.