Injury News: England star ruled out with knee injury

England forward Nathan Hughes will sit out Saturday’s international against Samoa in order to rehabilitate a knee injury.

The Wasps No 8 has returned to his club side after suffering bruising to a bone in his knee joint and is expected to be on the sidelines for three to four weeks.


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Fijian-born Hughes featured in each of England’s two opening autumn internationals, a 21-8 victory over Argentina followed by last Saturday’s 30-6 win against Australia.

England squad: Mike Brown (Harlequins), Elliot Daly (Wasps), Jonny May (Leicester Tigers), Semesa Rokoduguni (Bath Rugby), Danny Care (Harlequins), Owen Farrell (Saracens), George Ford (Leicester Tigers), Piers Francis (Northampton Saints), Alex Lozowski (Saracens), Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs), Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers), Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby), Nick Isiekwe (Saracens), Maro Itoje (Saracens), Joe Launchbury (Wasps), Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints), Chris Robshaw (Harlequins), Sam Simmonds (Exeter Chiefs), Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers), Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers), Jamie George (Saracens), Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints), Joe Marler (Harlequins), Mako Vunipola (Saracens), Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs).
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