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Brad Shields: Back-row forward leaves England training camp with foot injury
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Brad Shields: Back-row forward leaves England training camp with foot injury
*** News *** 25 July, 2019 13:44
Wasps back-row forward Brad Shields has left England's World Cup training camp in Italy after injuring ligaments in his foot.

The New Zealand-born player, who won eight caps and featured in England's Six Nations squad, had been tipped to make the final World Cup squad.

Eddie Jones' side are in Treviso for intensive training before a warm-up game game against Wales on 11 August.

Harlequins' Alex Dombrandt will replace Shields in the squad.

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Brad Shields: England forward faces Rugby World Cup fitness race
*** News *** 31 July, 2019 13:45
England flanker Brad Shields will be out for up to six weeks, meaning he may not play again before the squad depart for the World Cup in Japan.

The Wasps forward, 28, returned home early from a training camp in Italy last week after injuring a foot.

He now faces a race to prove his fitness before England's World Cup opener against Tonga on 22 September.

"Brad has got a tear in the lower foot," said assistant coach John Mitchell.

"It's always a little bit niggly - and it's four to six weeks for him - but we will continue to appraise his recovery and see where he gets to."


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