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Luke Cowan-Dickie the latest England star ruled out of Scotland clash

#2. Tom Curry (Sale Sharks)

Curry, regarded by many as England’s best player in recent years, may have caused concern for the new England head coach Steve Borthwick due to an injury ahead of the Six Nations.

Curry limped off in the 16th minute at Twickenham Stoop after his right leg was caught awkwardly in a tackle by Quins forward Wilco Louw.

Even without Tom for most of the game, Sale cemented their top-two spot in the Premiership with a hard-fought 24-16 bonus point win at third-placed Harlequins.

Sale director or rugby Alex Sanderson told BBC Radio 5 live: “We are predicting a low grade hamstring injury.

“He will have a scan [on Monday]. These things don’t turn around in a week, but I’ve already said to him ‘you get your head on for the Six Nations now’.”

#3. Owen Farrell (Saracens)

The England skipper has been cited following the game against Gloucester Rugby for dangerous tackling, contrary to World Rugby Law 9.13. The hearing will take place on Tuesday 10 January at 6.30pm.

Farrell made direct contact with the head of Jack Clement of Gloucester during a tackle, which the referee Karl Dickson did not address at the time. He later scored a game-winning drop-goal in the final minute.

If the incident is classified as a mid-range offense, Farrell could potentially face a six-week ban, with the possibility of reduction for mitigating circumstances.

Farrell previously admitted to committing a top-end offence in September 2020, leading to a five-week ban for a dangerous tackle on Charlie Atkinson during a match against Wasps, which carries a starting point of a ten-week ban.