Manu Tuilagi and Henry Slade both winning fitness battles
Duo are on course to be available for the Twickenham showdown on Sunday
England head coach Eddie Jones with Manu Tuilagi during an England training session at Pennyhill Park. Photograph: Getty Images
Tuilagi and Slade have been recovering from respective groin and ankle injuries but are on course to be available for the Twickenham showdown on Sunday.
“Manu trained fully today so should be in contention for selection. It’s good to have a quality player back,” head coach Eddie Jones said on Wednesday.
“Slade trained today so we have just got to monitor Slade’s progress. Positive chance. Quality player. It gives us more options.”
Ollie Devoto, who won his second cap as a replacement off the bench at the Stade de France on February 2nd, is a doubt because of a back problem.