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Injury update: It’s BAD NEWS for Marcus Smith and England

#4. Immanuel Feyi-Waboso 

Cardiff Rugby’s academy signed the wing ahead of the 2020-21 season and he made his debut in the first round of the Pro14 Rainbow Cup. Academic reasons caused him to relocate to Birmingham, where he enrolled at Aston University.

Feyi-Waboso joined Wasps in February 2022 before they entered into administration, going on to sign for Exeter Chiefs later that year. He became a regular starter in Devon, where his electric pace and work rate caught the eye of England Men’s head coach Steve Borthwick. In January 2024, he was named in a 36-player 

Greenwood wrote: “The man of the moment. Felix Jones, the England defence coach, will need to support him. At club level, he’s been able to turn and scramble back after being outflanked. At Test level, Damian Penaud will be away.

“He’s excellent on the kick-chase and smashes players in defence. A bit like Sevu Reece and Jack Nowell, he can give you short yardage around the ruck. Forwards love wings like that.”

Immanuel Feyi-Waboso of Exeter Chiefs during the Gallagher Premiership match between Exeter Chiefs and Gloucester Rugby at Sandy Park, Exeter on 19th Nov 2023. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK