Do not face Dolly Wallabis due to a serious knee injury

Australian-born Nick Dolly’s hopes of being lined up for England against the Wallabies in July have been dashed by a hooker with a serious knee injury.

Eddie Jones, 22, was included in the pre-tour training squad after making his international debut against South Africa last November.

Born and raised in the north of Sydney, Dolly made some junior delegations but seems to be stuck in Super Rugby.

He turned to club rugby to stay fit while meeting his English grandparents and was then hired by Cell, where he caught Jones’ eye before joining Leicester last year.

Dubbed the ‘human mullet’ for her long blonde locks, Dolly said her grandfather had no desire to play for England despite being “rugby crazy”.

Dolly told reporters last year, “When I was younger, I had no aspirations.

“I didn’t really see a professional path in Australia. The choice was made in a sense for me.

“I had nothing to go back to when it came to rugby backing in Australia and so it was a clear decision that the country gave me a chance to repay him.”

But his plans to return home in England’s three-Test series in Perth, Brisbane and Sydney were thwarted when he was stretched off during Leicester’s win over Newcastle.

Dolly’s left knee was bent into the turf when she was slammed into the body by Falcons prop Adam Brocklebank’s ball, which was punctuated.

While Leicester were waiting for the results of the scan, the England Rugby Football Union issued a statement replacing Dolly, who had gone to a three-day camp to begin preparations for the tour.

“Nick Dolly (knee) and Lewis Ludlam (finger) were injured in their club match this weekend while Joe Launchbury is taking some time to recover from the knocks he has received in recent games,” the RFU said.

“Evan Richards of Bath has been called up for his first participation in the senior men’s camp with Nick Isaacway of Saracens and Jack Singleton of Gloucester.”

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