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Tonight’s rugby news includes Johnny Sexton facing Wales blow and Shaun Edwards naming the “real” best team in the world.

It has come to light that Ireland fly-half Johnny Sexton will not play in the Six Nations opener against Wales because he had to have surgery on an injury to his cheekbone.

The injury occurred when the two-time Lions tour participant tackled Connacht’s Jared Butler 64 minutes into his first start since the November 5 victory over South Africa. He only played 20 minutes of rugby in a Champions Cup match against Gloucester in December since pulling out before the match against Australia later in the fall.

His participation in the match against Wales on February 4 in Cardiff is in question now that he has undergone a procedure that will require follow-up evaluation.

, and some reports suggest that he could miss the entire tournament. In the event that he was unable to play against the Wallabies in a month, Jack Crowley and Ross Byrne took his place.

The following was stated: Before Saturday’s URC away game against the Ospreys, Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has provided an injury update. Tadhg Furlong and Will Connors will again hope to move forward their recovery programs from particular lower leg and bicep wounds.

“Out of the question: During the game against Connacht, Johnny Sexton injured his cheekbone. He will have a procedure today (Tuesday) and will be further evaluated then. Due to an ankle injury, Luke McGrath will not be eligible for selection in the Ospreys game. Due to an injury to his ankle, Max Deegan will also be unable to play for the Ospreys.

France protection mentor Shaun Edwards has said overcoming the Springboks last harvest time was one of the feature of 2022 in light of the fact that, regardless of Ireland sitting top of the rankings, he actually considers title holders South Africa to be the best group in rugby.

Edwards, a former assistant for Wales, was speaking with World Rugby about France’s incredible year, during which they won 10 out of 10, becoming only the third professional team to do so after New Zealand in 2013 and England in 2016. Among those victories were victories over Australia and South Africa, as well as a first Grand Slam victory in 12 years.

And Edwards appeared to be most proud of the latter.

Before the Barbarians vs. World XV matchup in May, Eddie and Hansen are reportedly competing for Fiji star Semi Radradra. Both Eddie Jones and Steve Hansen are reportedly trying to recruit the Bristol star.

Previous Britain mentor Jones will assume responsibility for the Baa-Baas against ex-New Zealand supervisor Hansen’s Reality XV at Twickenham in the not so distant future, with the different sides prone to comprise of the most ideal that anyone could hope to find players in the game. Radradra, a star player from Fiji, is one of these names, and both coaches seem eager to put him on their teams.

A person who spoke with The Evening Standard stated, “There’s a bit of a tug of war between Steve and Eddie for Radradra.”

Both of them want him to play center for them. Who wouldn’t, after all? He is one of the world’s best players and an incredible player.

Therefore, it appears that Semi needs to think; World XV or Baa-Baas with Eddie or Steve?

For Friday night’s matchup with the Dragons, the Vodacom Bulls have named a strong touring party that includes many well-known Springbok players.

Kurt-Lee Arendse stands out among the 28 players that Director of Rugby Jake White has chosen for the trip to Gwent.

Playing six out of seven games on the road – so things aren’t getting any easier for us.” “We have to make sure that we improve every week.”

In his conclusion, White stated: This is a huge test of character for us as a team, coaches and players alike; however, we must ensure a positive start to the new year and work toward resuming both of our campaigns—the BKT Rugby Championship and the Heineken Champions Cup.

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