Monday Morning Round Up

Monday Morning Round Up

Luke Whitelock to captain a youthful All Blacks squad against French XV including 6 potential debutants.

Dane Coles ruled out for up to 6 months

All Blacks hooker Dane Coles is set for lengthy spell on the sidelines after suffering a ruptured ACL in the All Blacks win over France.

Coles had scan in Paris on his left knee, with the results ruling him out of the rest of the tour and an expected spell on the the treatmeant table for at least four to six months.


Springboks Squad Update

Springbok prop Coenie Oosthuizen will return home from Dublin after he suffered a knee injury against Ireland on Saturday evening in the Aviva Stadium. A decision on a replacement will be made shortly.

Loose forward Pieter-Steph du Toit sustained a concussion in the closing minutes of the match and he will be managed accordingly in the coming week.

England Squad Update

England head coach Eddie Jones has called up 35 players ahead of England’s second November  Test  against Australia on Saturday 18 November.
Mike Brown (Harlequins), Elliot Daly (Wasps), Jonny May (Leicester Tigers), Semesa Rokoduguni (Bath Rugby), Denny Solomona (Sale Sharks), Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby)
Inside backs
Danny Care (Harlequins), Owen Farrell (Saracens), George Ford (Leicester Tigers), Piers Francis (Northampton Saints), Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby), Alex Lozowski (Saracens), Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs), Marcus Smith (Harlequins)*, Ben Te’o (Worcester Warriors)**, Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)
Back five
Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby), Nathan Hughes (Wasps), Nick Isiekwe (Saracens), Maro Itoje (Saracens), George Kruis (Saracens), Joe Launchbury (Wasps), Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints), Zach Mercer (Bath Rugby)*, Chris Robshaw (Harlequins), Sam Simmonds (Exeter Chiefs), Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby).
Front row
Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers), Tom Dunn (Bath Rugby), Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers), Jamie George (Saracens), Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints), Mako Vunipola (Saracens), Joe Marler (Harlequins),  Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs)
* Apprentice players
**  Te’o will be in camp until Wednesday to continue his rehab on an ankle injury he picked up last month while on club duty

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