Jack Willis blasts awful tackle and is 'gutted' after surgery - Ruck

Jack Willis blasts awful tackle and is ‘gutted’ after surgery

Jack Willis was twisted out of a ruck in England’s 41-18 win against Italy at Twickenham and could now be out for up to a year following surgery.

The Wasps flanker was left screaming in agony clutching his left knee after Italian forward Sebastian Negri used the crocodile roll method to clear him from a ruck..

‘I’ve torn my MCL (medial collateral ligament) off the bone at the bottom, torn a bit off the top as well, so I am going to need that fully repaired,’ the Wasps flanker said in a video on Instagram.

‘Torn both meniscus, the medial meniscus from the root one side. Pretty gutted, I could be out for up to a year.’

Willis also revealed he was unhappy with the incident.

‘The breakdown has been an area that has been confused for quite a while.

“‘There’s a lot that needs to be reviewed. (A crocodile roll) is not the right way you are taught as a kid to clear a ruck.'”

Willis will be allowing fans to follow his recovery, revealing that: “There’s times you need motivation, you need to find something from somewhere and I probably want to use this as a tool to keep me motivated for throughout all of it and keep me focused.”


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