"Revolution" - 10 England players who'll not be available for the Six Nations - Ruck

“Revolution” – 10 England players who’ll not be available for the Six Nations

The 2024 Six Nations tournament is looming, and England’s head coach, Steve Borthwick, is facing the prospect of being deprived of a minimum of 10 players from his 2023 Rugby World Cup squad.

#1. Courtney Lawes

What a remarkable farewell performance from the Northampton forward, who is set to bid adieu to Test rugby following the World Cup. In this Rugby World Cup, Lawes showcased the epitome of his physical prowess, intimidation factor, and tactical brilliance.

Courtney Lawes of England continues his recovery from injury during the England Rugby Training camp at the Honda England Rugby Performance Centre, Pennyhill Park on 30 Jan. 2023 Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK

#2. Ben Youngs

The highly seasoned Leicester half-back must have felt deeply disappointed not to have played a more prominent role, yet he couldn’t unseat either of the other scrum-halves during critical junctures. Undoubtedly an England legend, but it’s time to shift the spotlight to emerging talents like Harry Randall or Raffia Quirke.

Ben Youngs of England on the break to go over for a try during the Autumn Nations Match between England and Tonga at Twickenham Stoop on 6 November 2021. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK