"Major blow" - 5 players who WON'T be in England's 2024 Six Nations squad - Ruck

“Major blow” – 5 players who WON’T be in England’s 2024 Six Nations squad

As England gears up for the highly anticipated 2024 Six Nations, the squad faces the challenge of navigating the tournament without the presence of some key players.

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In this article, we explore the notable absences that will impact England’s campaign.

From experienced leaders to dynamic talents, the team will be without several instrumental figures, each leaving a void that will test the squad’s depth and adaptability.

Join us as we delve into the reasons behind their unavailability and analyze the potential implications for England’s performance in the upcoming Six Nations.


#1. Tom Curry

Curry’s absence from the remaining matches in the Gallagher Premiership Rugby season and the entire 2024 Six Nations is confirmed due to a hip injury.

The problem has steadily deteriorated since England secured third place in the Rugby World Cup against Argentina.

A specialist has diagnosed the 25-year-old flanker with the need for surgery, necessitating an extended period of recovery.

“This is the only option,” Sale director of rugby Alex Sanderson said. “Tom has been back down to London to have further extensive X-rays under movement with a different consultant and this is the best thing for him in the short term.

Tom Curry 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)

“I know it sounds long-term – the season – but it’s not. He’s still a young lad and it’s the best thing for him in the short term to ensure he’s able to be more robust moving forward and to train and progress his game the way he wants to.

“He has just got some wear and tear issues around his socket and a little bone that needs shaving off and cleaning up.

“My understanding is there are three procedures you can have on your hip of this nature. One is this, which is the least invasive. Then you can have a metal resurfacing and then you can have a hip replacement, so I guess this is the better of lesser evils.”