Anthony Watson and Elliot Daly are set to get the nod on the wings for England’s opening autumn international against Argentina at Twickenham on Saturday.
Jonny May is unlikely to feature, while Daly’s quick recovery from a knee injury means he is free to start on the left wing with Watson on the right.
Bath speedster Semesa Rokoduguni is likely to offer cover if May is ruled out completely.
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“Jonny hurt his hamstring in Portugal. He’s made a lot of progress but remains unlikely for Argentina,” forwards coach Steve Borthwick said.
“Daly wasn’t with us in Portugal but joined the squad on Sunday.
“We didn’t initially know how severe the injury was but he’s made great progress and has trained well.”
England head coach Eddie Jones named the majority of his available Lions in the 26 despite previously stating he would stand them down for all or part of the autumn due to their involvement against New Zealand in the summer.
“Every day we monitor the Lions players closely. We ran several different training programs last week according to what they needed on an individual basis,” Borthwick said on the matter.