In a huge blow to England’s preparations for the tournament, Danny Care has been ruled out of this year’s Rugby World Cup in New Zealand due to a toe injury.
The problem is set to rule him out for six weeks, with Care having an operation later on this week. He had emerged in recent weeks as the front-runner for the starting spot at scrum-half against Argentina on September 10th. His withdrawal leaves England with scrum-halves Ben Youngs, Richard Wigglesworth and Joe Simpson all likely to head to New Zealand, with perhaps London Irish’s Paul Hodgson being put on standby.
What are your thoughts on Care’s injury? How big a blow is this to England’s prospects?
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