Eddie Jones delivers injury update ahead of World Cup final

England boss Eddie Jones believes he will have all 31 players in his squad fit and available for the Rugby World Cup final.

The England boss gave the players Sunday off before having a light training session on Monday with Jonny May, Owen Farrell, Kyle Sinckler and Anthony Watson all expected to return to training on Tuesday.

“[We’re looking] pretty good,” Jones said on Monday.

“We had a walk through this morning and we had to tell Jonny to slow down a bit. He is probably in better condition that he was last week at this stage. Immeasurably better.

“Owen is a bit sore but he will be fine. We have got a few others carrying bumps and bruises because it was a tough old game.”

The Aussie also commented on scrum-half Willi Heinz being ruled out by injury.

“It’s tough for Willi, he’s been a great contributor, a very well-liked member of the squad and he was in tears in the dressing room,” Jones added. “It’s tough for him but he’s now collected himself, he now knows he’s got another role to play for us and he’ll fulfil that role really well this week.

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“Ben has been in and around the squad consistently for the last couple of years so he knows the game, he knows the players. He is a fit guy and just fits in quite readily. We always said to those guys outside the 31 that they need to be ready, and he is ready to go.

“We needed to make the decision fairly quickly so we decided to call on Ben, and it is just a great opportunity ahead of him. He has come into the squad and has got to learn a few new things. Willi will help him and Ben [Youngs] will help him with that too.

“The task ahead of him is no different to any other player. He has just got to learn a little bit more in the early part of the week and get himself physically and mentally ready.”

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