REFEREE Steve Walsh will miss the England v France Six Nations match next Saturday due to a knee injury.
The New Zealand-born whistler, who now plies his trade out of Australia, has been withdrawn from the Twickenham showdown to concentrate on his rehabilitation from a cartilage injury.
Walsh is now back in full training, but has been replaced by Ireland’s George Clancy.
However, with the World Cup rapidly approaching, he will be given a further opportunity of time in the middle during the Six Nations.
He will replace Ireland’s Alain Rolland for the Scotland v Italy fixture at Murrayfield on March 19.
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