Eddie Jones give injury update on Courtney Lawes - Ruck

Eddie Jones give injury update on Courtney Lawes

England boss Eddie Jones has revealed that Courtney Lawes has only an “outside chance” of taking on Italy in the Six Nations next Sunday.

The Northampton Saints lock. who captained the side during the Autumn Nations Series, missed the defeat to Scotland due to the after-effects of a head injury.

“We’ll need to pick the best 23 to play against Italy,” said Jones.

“Courtney at this stage has an outside chance of playing against Italy. He is progressing well.”

“There’s a lot of optimism,” he added following the defeat at Murrayfield.

“Obviously, we are disappointed by the result, let’s not get away from that. Scotland deserved to win.

“But in this situation there were three points between the teams and a number of decisions which could be debated.

“You’ve got one lucky winner and one unlucky loser. Congratulations to Scotland, they got the rub of the green, but we may get it in the next game”.


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