James Haskell set for England call despite injury

  • James Haskell is set to be picked despite being sidelined with a toe injury
  • The Wasps flanker is expected to be part of a 45-man party named by Eddie Jones
  • Haskell is out for up to four months after surgery, but could yet be fit for the tail-end of the autumn internationals
According to reports in England, James Haskell is set to be named in England’s next squad despite being out with a toe injury.

Haskell played in England’s first two Tests during the 3-0 whitewash over the Wallabies but he suffered a serious toe injury.

The Wasps star was ruled out for up to four months but he could still play a part in the autumn matches, according to reports.

Haskell will need to prove his fitness before the England team head off to a training camp ahead of the games at Twickenham, but the 31-year-old could be unexpectedly lining up against the southern hemisphere sides.


Saxons, such as Danny Cipriani, Exeter prop Alec Hepburn and Gloucester flanker Matt Kvesic, have given themselves a shout of an upgrade after impressing against South Africa A.

The bigger squad, and the increased access for Jones, are the result of a £200million agreement between the RFU and Premiership Rugby.


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