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LIST: 5 major stars who could miss out on Lions selection

Joe Launchbury (England)

Joe Launchbury had been in fine form for Wasps this year and was set to be one of the first names in England’s Six Nations squad.

But the rangy Exeter-born lock suffered a stress fracture to his lower leg on the eve of the squad announcement and was ruled out.

In his absence, England’s form has been underwhelming, while Wasps’ line-out success has notably suffered. The 29-year-old is a key man whenever he plays, but his lack of playing time may hold him back in 2021.

A potential omission will be especially painful for Launchbury given how he was controversially overlooked for a Lions call in 2017, despite claiming two man of the match awards in that year’s Six Nations.

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