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Wasps and Scotland fly half Ruardiah Jackson faces 6-9 months on the sideline after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament tear in Sunday’s defeat to Premiership champions Northampton.  The 26-year-old will need to have knee surgery, which will rule the player out for up to nine months according to the BBC.   He will miss Scotland's autumn internationals against Argentina, World champions New Zealand and Tonga, the Six Nations and is likely to be out for the rest of his debut season with Wasps.

By Bradley Sharp

Front rowers Dan Cole and Mako Vunipola have been ruled out of England’s autumn Test’s with injuries.  Leicester’s Cole is still recovering from a neck injury, while Vunipola is still sidelined after undergoing knee surgery in May, meaning they will both miss England's November’s internationals, according to BBC Sport.   England are set to face New Zealand, South Africa, Samoa and Australia at Twickenham on consecutive weekends.

By Bradley Sharp

Dummy Half Rob Burrow states that his side must play well in order to lift their first Challenge Cup since 1999 on Saturday against Yorkshire rivals Castleford.  The 31-year-old veteran has enjoyed a successful career at the Rhino’s, securing six Super League titles and three World Club Challenges.

By Bradley Sharp

Aviva Premiership side Leicester Tigers have announced the signing of World Cup winner Brad Thorn.  The 39-year-old was part of the 2011 World Cup winning New Zealand side and now is set to move to the Tigers, according to BBC Sport.   Thorn started his career playing Rugby League for Brisbane Broncos before switching to union to play for Super Rugby outfit the Crusaders in 2001.

By Bradley Sharp

James Haskell has been awarded a new contract and been named as the captain of Premiership outfit London Wasps for the upcoming season.  The 29-year-old England flanker replaces centre Chris Bell as skipper of the Adams Park outfit, according to BBC Sport.   Haskell boasts 51 international caps, after making his debut against Wales in the 2007 Six Nations championship.

By Bradley Sharp