Kruis gives Jones some good news

2017-01-11 11:47
George Kruis (Getty)

London - England have been boosted by the news that George Kruis should be ready to play in their Six Nations opener against France. 

However, the lock will miss Saracen's next two Champions Cup games.

Kruis fractured his cheekbone against Newcastle on Christmas Eve, but Saracens Director of Rugby Mark McCall has confirmed he will be fit to play at Twickenham on February 4.

"George will be fine for the Six Nations. The question is whether he'll play against Toulon or not. We won't know that until next week but I'd say it's unlikely," McCall said.

While Kruis will be ready for international duty, it will come after spending six weeks on the sidelines which means he won't be match fit.

There is also hope for Mako Vunipola to play some part in the Six Nations after McCall revealed he could be ready for action at the end of February.

Read more on:    england  |  rugby

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee remains defiant, saying he won't resign despite a shambolic two years at the helm. Your thoughts?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.