Ribbans replaces Saints team-mate Lawes in England's Six Nations squad

David Ribbans has been called up to the England squad for the remainder of the Guinness Six Nations.

Wednesday, 3rd March 2021, 1:21 pm
Updated Wednesday, 3rd March 2021, 1:22 pm
David Ribbans impressed in front of Eddie Jones last Sunday (picture: Peter Short)

It follows confirmation that Ribbans' Saints team-mate Courtney Lawes will be unavailable for the remainder of the tournament due to a pectoral injury.

Ribbans has been in fantastic form for his club so far this season, propelling Saints towards the Gallagher Premiership play-off places.

And Eddie Jones was in attendance to watch another impressive Ribbans showing against Bath at Franklin's Gardens last Sunday.

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But Saints will have to do without the influential lock in the weeks ahead.

England, who are currently on a fallow week, will meet again at their training base, The Lensbury in Teddington, to prepare for their last two Six Nations matches on Sunday.

Jones's side will take on France at Twickenham on Saturday, March 13 (4.45pm KO) and Ireland in Dublin on Saturday, March 20 (4.45pm KO).

Some of the squad members who have received less playing time during the tournament will be given the opportunity to play for their clubs in their respective fixtures this weekend.

This will be an individual decision for each player from a performance perspective and is in line with tournament regulations and Covid-19 protocols.