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England and Bristol scrum-half Randall headed out after surgery

Bristol’s England scrum-half Harry Randall has been ruled out of competition for the Autumn Tests after undergoing surgery on a thigh tear.

Bristol rugby director Pat Lam said Randall would be sidelined for between three and four months.

He was injured during Bristol’s Gallagher Premiership game against Exeter as the Chiefs accumulated 50 points at Ashton Gate.

Randall has six caps but missed out on selection for England’s summer tour of Australia as Eddie Jones’ side clinched a 2-1 Test series win over the Wallabies.

The 24-year-old was also not part of a 36-man England squad who recently attended a training camp that saw Ben Youngs, Jack van Poortvliet and Alex Mitchell selected as scrum halves.

England start their autumn game against Argentina on November 6, followed by Twickenham’s encounters with Japan, New Zealand and South Africa.

Lam said: “Harry underwent surgery yesterday on a thigh tear and will be out for between three and four months.

“He did it when he attacked Jack Nowell and put himself in an awkward position. It’s a loss for us, but it’s time for Andy (Uren) and Tom (Whiteley) to stand up.

“We’re not looking anywhere else at the moment. We lost Harry one week last year, then Andy the next, and then Tom and then two others. I hope it’s not the same.

“It’s frustrating for us, but even more so for Harry. Part of the hamstring detached from the bone and he had to have surgery to fix it.

“I feel for him but I have always said injuries are an opportunity to improve and he will come back fit.”

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