12 weeks out for Joe Launchbury, Dan Robson

Date published: October 12 2018

Wasps and England have suffered a double blow as Joe Launchbury and Dan Robson are set for up to 12 weeks out due to respective injuries.

England international second-row Launchbury has had knee surgery while fellow international, scrum-half Robson, will have an ankle operation.

The news was confirmed by the Premiership outfit on the day of their Champions Cup opener, against holders Leinster at the RDS in Dublin.

It is believed that Launchbury suffered the injury against Leicester Tigers last month, as he has been absent from Wasps action ever since.

England will take on South Africa, New Zealand, Japan and Australia during their November internationals, with all the games at Twickenham.