It’s now official: England will have to do without Henry Slade to face France on February 2 at the Stade de France as part of the Six Nations Tournament. The Exeter player suffers from a “small knee fracture contracted against the Wasps”, as its leader Rob Baxter revealed. And to continue: “For such an injury, one should expect an absence which oscillates between six and eight weeks. It may take less or more time. Today it is impossible to be more precise ”.