England coach Eddie Jones delivers good news on the fitness of James Haskell and Jack Nowell
James Haskell and Jack Nowell remain in contention for the final Test against Australia
Head coach Eddie Jones has been able to deliver an upbeat medical bulletin following Saturday’s 23-7 victory over the Wallabies
He revealed the squad is in “surprisingly good” health despite the physical demands of the second Test in Melbourne
James Haskell and Jack Nowell remain in contention for the final instalment of England’s quest for a glorious series whitewash of Australia.
Haskell, who produced another mighty shift in defence, sustained a foot injury but the openside could yet be involved at Allianz Stadium in the climax to the series.
Nowell sustained a mild concussion in the second Test, but the wing has already passed the ‘return to play’ protocols and is available for selection.
“It is more of a precaution with Haskell at the moment. He hasn’t trained much over the last couple of weeks, but he has an amazing capacity to absorb pain so he’s still in contention for the weekend,” Jones said.
“Jack has cleared all his protocols so far, so there is no reason why he shouldn’t be fine.”