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Immanuel Feyi-Waboso is unable to attend the England training week due to his commitment to studying for and taking an exam.
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Immanuel Feyi-Waboso is unable to attend the England training week due to his commitment to studying for and taking an exam.

Immanuel Feyi-Waboso will not be able to attend England’s training camp in York this week because he needs to focus on his medical studies and take an exam at Exeter University in person.

Feyi-Waboso’s short appearance as a substitute during last Saturday’s game was one of the rare positive moments for England, who suffered another disappointing loss against Scotland. The 21-year-old scored his first try for England in the 66th minute and was commended by Scotland’s head coach, Gregor Townsend.

The 21-year-old has played for England twice so far, as a substitute against Italy and against Scotland. However, after Steve Borthwick’s team made many mistakes in their previous game at Murrayfield, he may consider giving the Exeter winger his first starting opportunity.

Unfortunately, his absence this week may not be beneficial in that aspect. Despite this, Borthwick has been highly impressed by Feyi-Waboso’s dedication during the camp, balancing his rugby responsibilities with his studies. This is not likely to be held against him. Will Muir will be taking his place in the squad this week.

Feyi-Waboso, who played for Wasps twice in the past, is currently in his first year of studying medicine after deciding to start over when he moved to Exeter. He is a multi-talented individual, as his England teammates were amazed by his piano-playing abilities at the team’s hotel in Edinburgh.

“During this year’s Six Nations fallow week, the player expressed his desire to return to year one and focus on playing and adjusting to both full-time rugby and full-time medicine. He prefers starting fresh and working his way up.”

The first few years primarily consist of theoretical learning, with occasional practical experience in general practice. Topics covered include systems such as musculoskeletal, endocrinology, and reproductive. Though interesting, there is a heavy emphasis on theory. Despite this, I am currently able to balance my studies and rugby commitments with greater ease.

In other news, Tom Pearson has been included in the team due to his outstanding performance of scoring a try for England A in their victory over Portugal on Sunday. This comes as a replacement for Ben Curry, who got injured during a training session last week. Marcus Smith and Alex Mitchell have also been summoned to the training camp to advance their recovery from calf and knee injuries, respectively.

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The English team is still optimistic about fly-half Smith’s chances of playing against Ireland on the upcoming Saturday. Mitchell may also have a chance to play, but it may be more realistic to expect him to play in the following week’s match against France.

Source: theguardian.com