Tuesday 22 May 2018

England scrum-half Ben Youngs ruled out for remainder of Six Nations with ruptured knee ligament

Ben Youngs of England is injured
Ben Youngs of England is injured

England scrum-half Ben Youngs has been ruled out of the remainder of the NatWest 6 Nations tournament with a ruptured knee ligament, the Rugby Football Union has announced.

England have called up Richard Wigglesworth to replace the injured Ben Youngs ahead of Saturday's NatWest 6 Nations clash with Wales.

Youngs suffered knee ligament damage in the seven-try rout of Italy and will miss at least the Twickenham showdown with Warren Gatland's men and possibly the entire tournament.

The Leicester scrum-half's name was missing from the 32 names summoned to England's Surrey traing base on Monday, confirming Wigglesworth will provide cover for Danny Care as a replacement against Wales.

England scrum-half Ben Youngs has been ruled out of the remainder of the NatWest 6 Nations by a ruptured knee ligament.

Youngs sustained the damage to his medial collateral ligament nine minutes into Sunday's 46-15 victory over Italy in Rome and, as he is expected to be out of action for four months, he is also a major doubt for the summer tour to South Africa.

Danny Care is set to start Saturday's showdown with Wales in his absence, with Richard Wigglesworth - called up by Eddie Jones earlier on Monday - poised to deputise.

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