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Joe Launchbury

Born: April 1, 1991 (age 30)

Weight: 18st 8lb (118kg)

Hometown: Exeter

Position: Lock
Team: Wasps
Joe Launchbury of England goes over to score a try underneath Captain Chris Robshaw of England during the QBE International match between England and New Zealand on November 16, 2013
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Sports Mole has 78 articles about Joe Launchbury. Articles 1 to 40:
Joe Launchbury during England training on February 20, 2019
Wasps lock Joe Launchbury out of Lions contention with knee injury
The Wasps captain faces surgery after being hurt in Premiership game against Bath.
Apr 27, 13:08
Joe Launchbury during England training on February 20, 2019
Lee Blackett reacts to Joe Launchbury knee injury
Joe Launchbury took a bang to his left knee in the first half of the victory against Bath.
Apr 25, 19:25
Jack Nowell during England training on March 15, 2019
England to be without Jack Nowell for autumn campaign
Nowell's name will be missing when Eddie Jones on Monday morning announces his squad for the final 2020 Six Nations match.
Oct 25, 10:00
Joe Launchbury during England training on February 20, 2019
Wasps captain Joe Launchbury 'shocked' by positive coronavirus tests
The captain is looking forward to Saturday's Premiership final despite the disruption.
Oct 22, 22:07
Wasps' Dan Robson scores against Bristol Bears on September 13, 2020
Result: Wasps run in nine tries during high-scoring Bristol thrashing
The hosts scored nine tries at the Ricoh Arena.
Sep 13, 15:53
Charlie Ewels pictured for England in February 2020
Charlie Ewels relishing competition for England second-row spot
Eddie Jones named five locks in his squad to face Ireland - Maro Itoje, George Kruis, Courtney Lawes, Joe Launchbury and Ewels.
Feb 27, 22:16
England head coach Eddie Jones pictured in January 2020
Ben Earl to provide multi-role cover for Eddie Jones's England
Earl will supply back row and three-quarter cover for a game England must win.
Feb 21, 22:19
Joe Launchbury during England training on February 20, 2019
Joe Launchbury "extremely proud" of recent England career despite reduced role
The Wasps forward was considered an automatic pick in England's back row from 2012 to 2015.
Feb 17, 22:42
Bath's Anthony Watson in action on January 4, 2020
Anthony Watson ruled out of England's Six Nations opener
Calf injury keeps Anthony out of Paris clash on Sunday.
Jan 30, 19:21
Joe Launchbury during England training on February 20, 2019
Joe Launchbury ruled out of England's Six Nations opener with knee injury
The Wasps captain picked up the injury during the Challenge Cup defeat against Bordeaux-Begles.
Jan 25, 15:02
George Ford during an England training session on March 15, 2019
George Ford calls for patience when England face USA
Eddie Jones' men opened their campaign with a hard-fought win over Tonga.
Sep 25, 13:12
Joe Launchbury during England training on February 20, 2019
Steve Borthwick confirms Joe Launchbury fit for England
Eddie Jones' side open their campaign against Tonga on September 22.
Sep 11, 09:46
Joe Marchant in action for England on September 6, 2019
Result: Marchant helps give England winning send-off with victory over Italy
The centre will not be in the squad when Eddie Jones' side leave for the World Cup in Japan.
Sep 6, 21:53
Joe Launchbury during England training on February 20, 2019
Joe Launchbury: 'No room for complacency in England squad'
England name the 31 players bound for Japan on Monday.
Aug 8, 15:50
Courtney Lawes during an England training session on November 9, 2018
Joe Launchbury v Courtney Lawes head-to-head
Ehgland head coach Eddie Jones is likely to choose between Launchbury and Lawes to replace the injured Maro Itoje against France.
Feb 5, 16:23
Jonathan Joseph during an England training session in March 2018
Jonathan Joseph added to England squad for Six Nations opener in Dublin
Joseph has not played for England since last season's Six Nations.
Jan 22, 16:57
Wasps forward Joe Launchbury goes off injured during his side's clash with Leinster on January 20, 2019
Dai Young plays down Launchbury and Shields injury worries
England kick off their Six Nations campaign against Ireland in Dublin on February 2.
Jan 20, 18:27
Eddie Jones pictured on June 18, 2016
Danny Cipriani named in England squad for South Africa tour
Wasps fly-half Danny Cipriani is among the players to be named in Eddie Jones's England squad for the tour of South Africa in June.
May 10, 21:32
Eddie Jones pictured on June 25, 2016
Result: England edge Wales in tight Twickenham tussle
England beat Wales 12-6 in a tight contest at Twickenham Stadium to make it two wins from two in the 2018 Six Nations.
Feb 10, 19:16
England's Mako Vunipola in action against Australia on June 25, 2016
Team News: England centre Ben Te'o comes in for first start in a year
Fit-again Ben Teo'o is preferred to Jonathan Joseph for England's opening Six Nations clash away to Italy, coming in for his first start in 12 months.
Feb 2, 10:12
Owen Farrell scores a try for England against Australia on June 25, 2016
Owen Farrell returns to England team
Saracens centre Owen Farrell is recalled as one of four changes to the England starting lineup for Saturday's Test against Australia.
Nov 16, 20:41
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Denny Solomona named in England squad for Argentina tour
New Zealand-born rugby league convert Denny Solomona is among 15 uncapped players named in Eddie Jones's England squad for June's tour of Argentina.
Apr 20, 10:57
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Sam Warburton named British and Irish Lions captain, Dylan Hartley misses out
Sam Warburton is named as the British and Irish Lions captain for the tour of New Zealand, but England skipper Dylan Hartley is not selected by Warren Gatland.
Apr 19, 12:11
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Report: England trio set to miss out on British and Irish Lions squad
England trio Joe Launchbury, Jonathan Joseph and Dylan Hartley could reportedly miss out on the British and Irish Lions squad for their tour of New Zealand.
Apr 17, 21:22
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Four changes for England against Italy
Eddie Jones makes four changes to his England side to take on Italy in the Six Nations this weekend.
Feb 24, 10:11
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George Kruis ruled out of Six Nations with knee injury
England lock George Kruis will miss the entire Six Nations campaign having been told that he needs surgery on knee ligament damage.
Feb 5, 20:14
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Joe Marler recovers from leg fracture to make England team for Six Nations opener
Joe Marler makes a stunning recovery from a leg fracture to be included in England's team for this weekend's opening Six Nations clash against France.
Feb 2, 10:16
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Joe Launchbury given two-week ban for kicking an opponent
England will be without first-choice lock Joe Launchbury for their upcoming games against Argentina and Australia after he was handed a two-week ban.
Nov 21, 19:27
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Joe Launchbury cited for alleged kick
England lock Joe Launchbury is cited for an alleged kick on Fiji centre Asaeli Tikoirotuma during his side's 58-15 victory at Twickenham.
Nov 20, 19:50
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Result: Exeter Chiefs through to first Premiership final after overcoming Wasps
Exeter Chiefs will face Saracens in the Aviva Premiership final after beating Saracens 34-23 at Sandy Park on Saturday afternoon.
May 21, 17:08
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Eddie Jones names unchanged England starting lineup
An unchanged England side will face Wales in the Six Nations at the weekend, meaning that Manu Tuilagi starts among the replacements.
Mar 10, 10:10
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Maro Itoje to make full England debut
With Joe Launchbury ruled out by a hamstring injury, Maro Itoje will make his full England debut against Ireland on Saturday.
Feb 25, 10:11
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England make three changes for Six Nations clash against Italy
England head coach Eddie Jones makes three changes for Sunday's Six Nations clash against Italy, introducing Mako Vunipola, Courtney Lawes and Ben Youngs.
Feb 12, 10:11
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Joe Launchbury not thinking of England captaincy
Joe Launchbury refutes reports that he is a contender to become England's next captain.
Dec 5, 12:19
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Result: Wasps put four tries past Toulon in romp
Wasps score four tries to earn a bonus point in a 32-6 triumph over Toulon in the European Rugby Champions Cup.
Nov 22, 19:08
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Preview: England vs. Australia
Sports Mole takes a closer look at both teams as England and Australia prepare for Saturday's crucial Pool A clash at Twickenham.
Oct 1, 21:46
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Jonathan Joseph returns for England, Sam Burgess drops to bench for Australia clash
Jonathan Joseph returns from injury for England's crunch Rugby World Cup Pool A match against Australia, replacing Sam Burgess at centre.
Oct 1, 11:53
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Joe Launchbury: 'England must improve'
Joe Launchbury concedes that England will need to produce better performances to progress, despite beating Fiji 35-11 in the World Cup opener at Twickenham.
Sep 18, 23:34
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Preview: England vs. Fiji
Sports Mole looks ahead to the opening game of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between hosts England and Fiji at Twickenham.
Sep 16, 16:08
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England name unchanged side for Rugby World Cup opener
Stuart Lancaster sticks with a winning formula by naming an unchanged side for the meeting with Fiji in Friday's opening Rugby World Cup fixture.
Sep 14, 16:48

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