Sam Underhill has been ruled out of England’s series decider against Australia with concussion, becoming the latest casualty in Eddie Jones’ ranks after Tom Curry and Mara Itohe also flew home early with head problems

  • No replacements will be flown out after flanker Jack Willis was cleared
  • Willis pulled out of the second Test at the last minute with a rib injury
  • Jones gave his players two days off to recover from Saturday’s win
  • Australia is set to call in reinforcements after a punishing series

England’s plans for a crucial match against Australia have suffered a setback after Sam Underhill was ruled out with concussion.

The flanker is the latest casualty in the England ranks after Tom Curry and Maro Itojewho both flew home early.

However, the replacements will not fly out after fellow winger Jack Willis was given the all-clear with a rib injury.

Sam Underhill has been ruled out of England’s crucial match against Australia with concussion

Tom Curry withdrew from the tour due to his third concussion in six months

Mara Itohe was taken off shortly before half-time in England's win over Australia on Saturday

Underhill is England’s latest loss after Tom Curry and Maro Itohe

Willis was pulled out of the second Test at the last minute and is in contention for the No7 jersey with Lewis Ludlam ahead of Saturday’s final.

England traveled to Sydney on Sunday afternoon having suffered some tough encounters but buoyed by their first win in five games.

It was a tight series for both sides, with the Wallabies preparing to bring in reinforcements and Jones giving his players two days off to recover.

“We need to freshen them up because it was a tough game,” Jones said.

No substitutions will be made after winger Jack Willis is given the all-clear with a rib injury

No substitutions will be made after winger Jack Willis is given the all-clear with a rib injury

Jones gave his players two days off to recover from Saturday's 25-17 win

Jones gave his players two days off to recover from Saturday’s 25-17 win

“We are on Coogee Beach, the best place in the world to cool off. There’s no better place in the world to freshen up, so we’ll go there.

“On Monday we are at Wylie’s Baths, which used to be the old rugby league venue. They would drink on the weekend and then make out at Wiley’s baths on Monday.

“I just hope we don’t have rugby league behaviour. We are rugby players from a public school, we behave ourselves! We will recover well on Monday and return to training on Tuesday and Wednesday.”

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