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England prop Sinckler taken off with concussion in third minute of final

England prop Sinckler taken off with concussion in third minute of final

Sinckler has made 25 senior appearances for England since his debut in 2016England prop Kyle Sinckler was taken off with concussion in the third minute of the Rugby World Cup final against South Africa.The 26-year-old collided with team-mate Maro Itoje, trying to tackle Makazole Mapimpi, and immediately hit the floor.There was a lengthy stoppage as Sinckler was assessed by the on-duty doctor, before he regained consciousness and walked off the field.
The Harlequins front-row was replaced by 32-year-old Dan Cole.
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South African hooker Mbongeni Mbonambi was also taken off for a head injury assessment after being replaced by Malcolm Marx in the first half.
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Former England international and BBC Radio 5 Live pundit Paul GraysonSinckler's a runner, key to those pivot plays England use. Dan Cole is a good tight-head but not as nimble. You think in an hour, with the pressure he'll be under, he's going to be drained.
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