Lopez forced to miss England closer

Date published: March 19 2015

France fly-half Camille Lopez has been ruled out for four to six weeks, meaning he will miss Saturday's Six Nations game with England.

Lopez suffered a knee injury in last Sunday's 29-0 win over Italy in Rome, with the Clermont number ten now expected to be on the sidelines for over a month.

Jules Plisson replaced Lopez in Rome and is expected to get the start at Twickenham after impressing during the second half.

Racing Métro scrum-half Maxime Machenaud has been added to the French squad in place of Lopez, as France look for back-to-back wins in the championship to round off a disappointing tournament.