Maro Itoje a doubt for England’s must-win Six Nations showdown with Ireland after falling ill – What We Know!

Maro Itoje is a doubt for England

England hit with a significant blow on the eve of their must-win Six Nations conflict with Eire as Maro Itoje falls in poor health and is a significant doubt the Twickenham match

  • England host Eire at Twickenham within the Six Nations on Saturday afternoon
  • The hosts should win if they’re to maintain their Championship hopes alive
  • Maro Itoje will miss Friday’s captain’s run on the stadium as a result of sickness
  • England are ‘cautiously optimistic’ that he will likely be accessible to play

Maro Itoje is a doubt for England’s crunch Guinness Six Nations conflict with Eire at Twickenham on Saturday after changing into unwell in a single day.

Itoje will miss Friday’s captain’s run on the stadium however England are ‘cautiously optimistic’ that he will likely be accessible to tackle Andy Farrell’s title rivals.

In a second blow to the squad on the eve of a pivotal match, forwards coach Richard Cockerill has examined constructive for Covid-19 and is now self-isolating.

Maro Itoje is a doubt for England’s crunch Guinness Six Nations conflict with Eire 

England will likely be hoping that Itoje recovers sufficiently to take his place within the second-row understanding that they can not afford to lose a participant of his calibre if they’re to defeat Eire.

A mainstay of Eddie Jones’ pack, Itoje units the bodily tone for his workforce, significantly in defence.

At this stage England have opted in opposition to calling up any cowl within the occasion Itoje is dominated out, however Joe Launchbury would most definitely step up from the bench to fill the void.

England will be hoping that Itoje recovers sufficiently to take his place in the second-row

England will likely be hoping that Itoje recovers sufficiently to take his place within the second-row

Launchbury remains to be on his comeback from a critical knee harm, nonetheless, as he prepares to make his first worldwide look since December 2020.

An alternative choice could be to recall Nick Isiekwe from Saracens and slot him straight into the beginning XV given he will likely be extra battle-hardened than Launchbury as a result of his common involvement on this Six Nations.

Leicester rookie Ollie Chessum is current as a reserve, however selecting him on the bench in opposition to Eire is likely to be of venture Jones is unwilling to take.

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