It looks as though Denny Solomona will have to wait that bit longer to make his debut for England.
Having recently qualified to play for the Red Rose under the residency laws, Eddie Jones wasted little time in drafting the Sale Sharks wing into his inexperienced squad for the nation’s upcoming tour of Argentina.
However, having left Solomona out of his 29-man panel to face the Barbarians net Sunday, Jones revealed that the 23-year-old will have a scan on a foot injury, but that the initial signs are not positive:
“He’s got a mid-foot strain. It puts him in doubt [for Argentina].
“He’s going to see a specialist tomorrow and we’ll know definitely then. We’re not hopeful, we believe it’ll be pretty doubtful that he goes on tour. It’s bad luck for the kid because he did really well in the couple of training sessions I saw him. He’s a nice boy and he’s got potential to be a good player for us.
“Unfortunately injuries are a part of rugby and it just creates an opportunity for someone else.”
Via the Guardian
The setback will be a great disappointment to Solomona, who was undoubtedly desperate to impress Jones enough to stake a claim for a regular place in the starting XV (particularly with so many regulars away on tour with the Lions), and would almost certainly have seen plenty of match time in among the 31-man squad for the tests against the Pumas.
The former rugby league star’s loss will be another’s gain, however, as among Jones’ initial squad, almost half of them are uncapped and just as keen to make a strong impression on the coach.
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