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Wigglesworth in as England waits on Youngs injury

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Eddie Jones will have to consider his scrum-half options

Wigglesworth, 34, has been called into the England squad for Saturday's match with Wales after Youngs was ruled out for the rest of the season after rupturing the medial collateral ligament in his left knee.

Youngs was taken off on a stretcher 10 minutes into England's 46-15 win against Italy on Sunday and a scan on Monday afternoon confirmed he has ruptured the MCL ligament in his left knee.

Having relied on just two players at scrum-half for virtually his entire reign, Eddie Jones will finally have to summon a third option, and just whom that may be has got everyone talking.

Care is set to start against Wales on Saturday at Twickenham with Saracens' Richard Wigglesworth, who joined up with the squad yesterday for training at Pennyhill Park, on the bench. "I'm always optimistic", England coach Eddie Jones told reporters.

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"He's unlikely to be available for the Wales game". It's too early to make any sort of prediction.

No. 8 Sam Simmonds and wing Anthony Watson crossed twice each in a seven-try rout of Italy, whose endeavour was not reflected in the scoreline, and Jones was delighted by their contributions. If he was a cricketer he'd be playing Twenty20. "He's just got the picture of the flawless scrum in his head".

"He's different to Billy Vunipola and Nathan Hughes and sometimes it takes sides a bit of time to adjust to that, but our adjustment was good. I enjoy my work day in, day out, we're competitive at the top end of the league and in Europe, so I've had a lot to sink my teeth into to stay in that team and improve as a player - so that was all part of me getting back in". He's got great pace.

"I'm thinking about one week and one week only, if you do a good job this week maybe you'll get next week and that's the only way to look at it". "They've got stronger, they've got more flexible so they can scrum lower".

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