With just a few months to go until the British & Irish Lions, we look at the players that are in a race against time to recover from injury.
All of these players would have been contenders for Warren Gatland’s squad that will travel to South Africa in June.
1. Jack Willis (England)
The flanker suffered extensive knee damage against Italy that is expected to end both his season and his dreams of playing for the British & Irish Lions in the summer. Willis’ left leg buckled awkwardly after Sebastian Negri pulled him out of a ruck, leaving the Wasps back row crying out in pain.