20 Jan 2012

England flanker Tom Wood in major doubt for Six Nations opener

10:20 am on 20 January 2012

England rugby flanker Tom Wood is a major doubt for the Six Nations opener against Scotland in Edinburgh on Febuary 4 because of a foot injury.

Wood, widely tipped to be in the running for the captaincy, was named in caretaker coach Stuart Lancaster's 32-man elite squad this month as England bid to defend their Six Nations crown.

Fellow flanker Chris Robshaw, also 25 and with just one cap, is among the favourites to lead the side.