Two more injury concerns for Eddie Jones and England

Flanker Brad Shields is a doubt for England’s Six Nations opener against Ireland after pulling out of Wasps’ Champions Cup match against Leinster.

The 27-year-old, who started England’s autumn internationals against South Africa, New Zealand and Australia, has a side strain according to his club.

They did not offer a time-frame for his return from the injury.

Meanwhile, just 10 minutes into the game, secondrow Joe Launchbury was injured while attempted to tackle Devin Toner. Toner appeared to land on the England forward’s neck as they collided in a square on tackle.

Launchbury was taken off the field to undergo a HIA, which he passed. Worryingly, he did not return to the field.


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