Eddie Jones voiced his concern for Jack Willis after the England flanker suffered a sickening knee injury in Saturday’s 41-18 Six Nations victory over Italy at Twickenham. Willis was driven from the field on a medical cart in the 66th minute after Sebastian Negri rolled him out of a ruck, forcing a cry of pain from the Wasps back row as his leg twisted awkwardly.
“We’re all concerned. He’s on crutches. He’ll be examined tomorrow (Sunday) but obviously, it didn’t look good and probably isn’t good,” Jones said. “We’ll just wait and see. He’s got some sort of knee injury and has been in the dressing room with us.”
“It’s up to the referee to interpret that. The referee has to make the decision on whether it was safe or not. We abide by whatever decision the referee makes,” he added.
“Jonny’s obviously been watching rugby league tapes! In NRL that’s a fairly traditional way to finish, a smart way to finish,” Jones continued. “It was absolutely brilliant. I haven’t seen him do that in training as such but he’s such a good try scorer. He’s always looking to see how he can score a try. Anthony looked sharp, really good. He’s getting back to his best form. He had a difficult time after the World Cup with a number of injuries and wasn’t at his best in the autumn.”