STATEMENT: Exeter Chiefs issue injury update on four England stars - Ruck

STATEMENT: Exeter Chiefs issue injury update on four England stars

Exeter Chiefs boss Rob Baxter is confident Jack Nowell, Luke Cowan-Dickie and Jonny Hill should all be available to England head coach Eddie Jones this summer.

Hooker Cowan-Dickie suffered a knee injury during England’s Guinness Six Nations victory over Wales in February, while wing Nowell broke his arm in the tournament finale against France just over 10 weeks ago.

Lock Hill, who will join Exeter’s Gallagher Premiership rivals Sale next season, has not played since early January due to a stress fracture of his lower leg.

Baxter said: “Nowellsy is in contention to play this weekend.

“Luke, Jack and Jonny all should both be in contention to play in England’s summer tour.”

However, Sam Simmonds, who has had surgery on a hip/groin injury, and Henry Slade are both set to be unavailable.

Fans pick their England XV for summer tour

With Eddie Jones set to name his preliminary summer squad tomorrow, fans have been voting for the XV they want to see take on the Wallabies.

England tour of Australia

  • Saturday 2 July – Optus Stadium, Perth Kick-off 10:55 BST
  • Saturday 9 July – Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane. Kick-off: 10:55 BST
  • Saturday 16 July – Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney. Kick-off: 10:55 BST

FANS ENGLAND XV:

BACK-THREE:

  • 15. Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers)
  • 14. Anthony Watson (Bath)
  • 11. Joe Cokanasiga (Bath)
Freddie Steward of England goes over for a try during the Autumn Nations Match between England and Australia at Twickenham on 13 November 2021. Photo: Micah Crook/PPAUK

CENTRES:

  • 13. Joe Marchant (Harlequins)
  • 12. Owen Farrell (Sarecens)
Joe Cokanasiga of England talks with Joe Marchant of England after the Summer International match between England and Ireland at Twickenham Stadium, Twickenham, London on the 24th August 2019. Photo: Phil Mingo/PPAUK.

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