2018 Six Nations Injuries Update

Out Indefinitely: Ben Youngs in England's first round match against Italy, suffered a knee injury (Getty Images) Rugby World

After three weeks of Six Nations action, we thought it was time to update you on all the most recent injuries, and who might be coming back to play in Round Four.

2018 Six Nations Injuries Update

Sam Tremlett takes a look at some of the most recent injuries to afflict each team during the Six Nations, whilst also updating you on players who could possibly be coming back to play a part in the tournament.


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Captain Dylan Hartley is a doubt for England’s matchup against France this weekend due to a tight calf. He is being monitored, along with prop Harry Williams who also has muscle tightness. Kyle Sickle and Luke Cowan-Dickie have been brought in as cover.

Jack Nowell however, will miss the rest of the tournament after rolling his ankle in training this week. Finally Sam Underhill will not feature against France after injuring his toe during training, although he is expected to be back for Ireland in the final round of the tournament.

After injuring himself against Wales, Sam Simmonds may be selected along with experienced back-rower James Haskell who might feature in the match day side.

Related: Scotland vs England Talking Points

Out: Winger Jack Nowell will not feature again in the tournament (Getty Images) Rugby World


Tadhg Furlong has recovered from a hamstring injury which he suffered during Ireland’s match against Italy. He will start this weekend.

Iain Henderson also suffered a hamstring injury and has been declared fit to play, however he has only been named on the bench for their matchup against Scotland.

In the centre Joe Schmidt has more injuries with Chris Farrell suffering a season-ending knee injury, which has resulted in Garry Ringrose being brought in to the position. Jared Payne remains out with persistent headaches.

Hamstring: World class prop Furlong pulled up with a hamstring problem early on against Italy (Getty Images) Rugby World



Taulupe Faletau will make his first appearance in the 2018 Six Nations against Italy this weekend after recovering from injury.

Liam Williams, has also battled back from injury to retain his spot in the XV.

Rhys Webb, Sam Warburton, and Jonathan Davies are still not expected to play any part in the tournament.

Returning: Faletau will make his first appearance in the tournament (Getty Images) Rugby World


During the tournament, French coach Jacques Brunel lost Mathieu Jalibert and Antoine Dupont within the first three weeks, however aside from those two he has very few injuries, instead discipline seems to be his main issue.

Stars like Teddy Thomas and Louis Picamoles for example remain unselected.

Poor Debut: Jalibert didn't have the greatest debut. He looked nervous from the start and then banged knees with Bundee Aki. He will likely miss the rest of the tournament (Getty Images) Rugby World


Lions winger Tommy Seymour failed to recover from a back injury which means Blair Kinghorn will get his first start against Ireland.

Richie Gray has recovered from a calf issue, and yet it looks like Gregor Townsend has stuck with the same team that beat England.

Winger Lee Jones, and prop Fraser Brown have both recovered from head knocks to likely feature off the bench.

Back Injury: Seymour is out, and has been replaced by Kinghorn (Getty Images) Rugby World


Italy have not picked up any injuries during the first two rounds of the competition, but are still missing experienced heads like Michelle Campagnaro, and Leonardo Sarto with both not expected to play any part in the tournament.

Absent: Sarto dislocated his shoulder and was not selected to the Italy squad as a result (Getty Images) Rugby World

This post will be updated throughout the Six Nations.

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