Elliot Daly

Daly, Hughes blow for England

Versatile back Daly scored twice in a 21-3 Champions Cup win over La Rochelle last weekend, but was forced off in the second half, while Hughes and fly-half Jimmy Gopperth were also injured in the contest.

All three men were sent for scans this week but none of the trio will require surgery.

Daly, though, is expected to miss between 10 and 12 weeks of action, while Hughes is due to be sidelined for between eight and 10 weeks.

England begin the defence of their Six Nations title with a trip to Italy on February 4 before welcoming Wales to Twickenham six days later.