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England and Bath's Watson out for the season

Omnisport logoOmnisport 20/03/2018 Harry West

AnthonyWatson - Cropped: Anthony Watson is carried from the field with an Achilles injury © Provided by Omnisport Anthony Watson is carried from the field with an Achilles injury Bath have confirmed Anthony Watson will miss the rest of the Premiership season after sustaining an Achilles injury during England's Six Nations defeat to Ireland.

Watson was carried from the field in the first half of England's 24-15 loss at Twickenham on Saturday and was replaced by Mike Brown.

BAGSHOT, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 22:  Anthony Watson looks on during the England training session held at Pennyhill Park on February 22, 2018 in Bagshot, England.  (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) © Getty BAGSHOT, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 22: Anthony Watson looks on during the England training session held at Pennyhill Park on February 22, 2018 in Bagshot, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) With five matches of the domestic season remaining, Bath sit seventh in the table, five points shy of the fourth and final play-off qualification berth.

But they will have to cope without Watson, who can play at full-back or on the wing, for their games against leaders Exeter Chiefs, fellow top-four contenders Leicester Tigers, Saracens, Gloucester and bottom club London Irish.

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 16:  Anthony Watson of England during an England Rugby training session at Twickenham Stadium on February 16, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Henry Browne/Getty Images) © Getty LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 16: Anthony Watson of England during an England Rugby training session at Twickenham Stadium on February 16, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Henry Browne/Getty Images) "Anthony has been in superb form this year, and we're obviously really disappointed to have lost him at a critical part of the season," said Bath director of rugby Todd Blackadder.

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