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5 star rugby players who will miss the Autumn Nations Series

#3. Jack Willis

  • Age: 24
  • Position: Flanker
  • Honours: England, 3 caps

international cap against Italy at Twickenham Stadium. The back-rower is expected to return to action for Wasps around Christmas time and could return for the 2022 Six Nations.

“It is always a bumpy road being injured and a pretty frustrating one, to say the least, but I’ve had a pretty good few months building the knee strength up,” Willis said.

“There have been a few bumps in the road that always cause a little bit of a delay, but at the end of the day it all gets swallowed up, come the end. As long as the knee is right, that is the priority.

“It is not so much getting fixated on timelines – the priority has got to be is the knee ready to go? It is about the longevity and long-term health of the knee.

“These things change all the time. You get a little bump in the road and it sets you back a couple of weeks, or if things are going really well you can bring it forward.

“Mentally, I find it tougher if I fixate too much on dates and things. It just becomes a little bit overbearing.”

DID YOU KNOW? Willis played junior rugby for Reading Abbey R.F.C. before joining the Wasps Senior Academy in 2015

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