Tuesday Evening Round Up

Tuesday Evening Round Up

Itoje to miss matches against France and Wales

Maro Itoje is set to miss Six Nations matches against France and Wales due to a knee injury he sustained last weekend.

Itoje suffered medial ligament damage in Saturday's 32-20 victory over Ireland in Dublin with a scan revealing a grade two tear that prevents him from playing in the next two rounds.

Itoje's Saracens team-mate Nick Isiekwe has been called into England's 35-man training squad assembled to begin preparations for Sunday's visit of France to Twickenham. Full story

Rugby to bring in five-a-side indoor version

It’s reported today in The Times that a “radical” plan for indoor five-a-side rugby has been approved by World Rugby, the sport’s global governing body.

The governing body has endorsed the format to be played indoors, paving the way for an international tournament in London this year. Five tournaments around the world are planned for 2020. Five-a-side teams will play matches that are ten minutes in length. Full story

Warriors sign prop Conor Carey

Warriors have signed former Ireland Under-20 tighthead prop Conor Carey from Pro-14 side Connacht on a two-year contract from the start of next season.

Carey, 27, will join Warriors as an English Qualified Player as he was born in Ealing and he has previous experience of club rugby in England having played for Ealing Trailfinders and Nottingham in the Greene King IPA Championship.

Larkham axing won't be a World Cup disruption: Hooper

Wallabies captain Michael Hooper says Stephen Larkham's axing won't be disruptive for the Test side, as Rugby AU hunts for a replacement for the legendary flyhalf.

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