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“Last chance saloon” – Five England players who won’t be available for the Six Nations

#4. David Ribbans

The powerful lock will complete his move from Northampton to Toulon after the World Cup in France, at which point he will be off-limits for England selection.

Ribbans does not see his situation falling into that category, given he has opted to make the Toulon switch, so the 28-year-old is determined to relish every moment ahead of him at the World Cup.

“I think obviously when I signed for Toulon the rules were in place, and the rules remain in place,” said Ribbans. “It was a decision I had to make, and unfortunately, England was no longer available.

“I’m really looking forward to that challenge but for now I’m fully focused on England and being part of this World Cup, and seeing how far we can go as a team. But unfortunately, yes, this will be the end of the road for now.”

David Ribbans of England during the Autumn Nations International Series match between England and South Africa at Twickenham, London on 26 November 2022 (Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK)