Three prospective British & Irish Lions squad members could potentially miss their tour of South Africa after suffering untimely injuries in recent weeks.
George Ford’s omission from the England starting lineup for Saturday’s crunch quarter-final against Australia comes as a surprise, but coach Eddie Jones says the flyhalf knows his role in the squad.
England lock Joe Launchbury will miss the November internationals after undergoing knee surgery.
England lock Joe Launchbury says the third Test against the Springboks at Newlands on Saturday will be no dead rubber.
England lock Joe Launchbury is in doubt for the opening Test of the series against the Springboks in Johannesburg due to a calf problem.