Northampton Saints Alex Corbisiero is tackled by Wasps Ashley Johnson. The former will be out of action until the near year. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.
Alex Corbisiero out until new year
  • Rugby
  • September 30, 2014, 12:55

Alex Corbisiero will miss England’s autumn Tests after suffering a shoulder injury.The Northampton prop was hurt during Saints’ 31-24 Aviva Premiersh(...)

 Scotland’s Sean Lamont tackles England’s Luther Burrell  during the RBS Six Nations fixture at Murrayfield from which England emerged victorious. Photograph: EPA/Graham Stuart

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David Wilson  (left) will start in the front row against Ireland.

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England’s Owen Farrell (centre) exchanges pleasantries with  Peter O’Mahony (left) and Conor Murray of Ireland during last year’s Six Nations clash. This year’s encounter might offer up another Scrap Saturday or two. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

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Ireland’s hooker Rory Best gets some close attention from England’s Mike Brown and England’s fullback Alex Goode and England’s Dylan Hartley during the Six Nations clash at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin last year. 1:51

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Rory Best expects England to target Ireland’s maul in next Saturday’s Six Nations clash at Twickenham. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

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England are ready to start David Wilson at tighthead  against Ireland after losing  Dan Cole for the remainder of the Six Nations. Photograph:  David Davies/PA

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Donnacha Ryan will return to the Ireland squad after his run-out against Zebre. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Donnacha Ryan could see his first Six Nations action of the season next weekend after making the cut for Ireland’s training squad to prepare to fac(...)

Chris Ashton of England has been dropped for the opening Six Nations fixture against France. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

England have dropped Chris Ashton for Saturday’s Six Nations opener against France in favour of uncapped Exeter wing Jack Nowell. Ashton was selected (...)