Mixed news for Saints after England duo are withdrawn at Clermont

Alex Corbisiero's injury is not serious, according to Saints boss Jim Mallinder (picture: Sharon Lucey)
Alex Corbisiero's injury is not serious, according to Saints boss Jim Mallinder (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Jim Mallinder has revealed Courtney Lawes was withdrawn at half-time at Clermont Auvergne because of a shoulder injury.

And the director of rugby is not sure how serious the England lock’s problem is.

However, there is good news on Alex Corbisiero, who took a bang to the leg and was replaced by Alex Waller during the second half.

Mallinder said: “We were going to bring Corbs off anyway. He just got a bit of a bang to the leg, so I don’t think there’s much of a problem there.

“Courtney got a bang to his shoulder in the first half so that’s why we took him off. We don’t know (how serious it is).”