In the end, England’s reinforcement Ellis Genge will not take part in Saturday’s match against Italy. Beno Obano replaces him with a foot injury.
England begin their 6 Nations tournament this Saturday against Italy. XV de la Rose, led by Steve Borthwick, decided to field a full squad for this duel in Rome. Despite the absence of Farrell and Smith, many good players such as George Ford, Jamie George and Maro Itoje remain present. The selection’s co-captain, left-back Ellis Genge, was slated to be on the bench this Saturday. However, the Bristol player injured his leg and ended up having to forfeit the match.
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Prop Ellis Genge has been ruled out with a leg injury and Beno Obano is replaced on the bench.
— England Rugby (@EnglandRugby) February 3, 2024
Steve Borthwick therefore decided to call up Ben Oban to replace him. The latter replaces the indestructible Joe Marler, once again from Saturday. After the defeat of the French XV against Ireland, England will be looking to make a success of their entry into the fray, while the final game of the day will be between Wales and Scotland.