Ben Morgan, the England No. 8, is in quite high spirits about his fitness issues as he looks set to recover from an injury that ended his season in time to keep his dream of representing England in the Rugby Six Nations alive.
Capped 27 times by the England team, Morgan has not played a competitive match since suffering a horrendous looking broken leg while playing for Leicester Rugby against Saracens FC in the Aviva Premiership in January.
However, the recent signs have been encouraging enough and Morgan is on track to return and could also play some part in the warm up matches ahead of the tournament if he is selected in the final squad before the tournament proper kicks off at the start of February. A few tickets are still available for the home England matches – click this link if you’re interested in seeing them play at Twickers.
Morgan last played for his country in the Autumn Internationals during England’s 26-17 win against Australia where he score a brace but the injury meant that he was ruled out for the entirety of the 2015 Six Nations Championship, and only just recovered in time to feature in the World Cup.
It has been made more or less clear that Ben Morgan still features heavily in the plans of England boss Eddie Jones and if fit, will be pushing for a starting role in the tournament. The Leicester man underwent a final surgery on his leg recently and the signs look good for him.
He said that he has found this time on the sidelines very difficult, but he remains positive and is using this experience to make himself a better player when he comes back from the injury. However, he did admit that he will be at a disadvantage having not played any competitive rugby for some time but when push comes to shove, he will show that he means business if he is selected.