Eddie Jones will finally have Jack Nowell and Mako Vunipola available for the first time this Rugby World Cup when their campaign continues against ArgentinaSaturday.
Nowell has been sidelined with ankle ligament damage while Vunipola, brother of England number eight Billy, has aggravated an old hamstring injury.
“You want your best players fit and they trained well. Mako is world class and Jack is also world class,” England wing Jonny May told reporters in Kobe on Friday after a squad workout.
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“To get two world-class players back raising the standard of everyone around them and having those options for Eddie (Jones, the England head coach) is brilliant at this stage.”
England attack coach Scott Wisemantel added: “They are good… At this stage, we believe everyone will be available for selection.”
Wisemantel, asked about Nowell’s qualities, replied: “He does offer something different and he is a hybrid really ?- a winger come back rower with the way he plays.
“Mako gives us something with our ball-carrying and energy around the park. But he will find it difficult to get back into the team because the boys are doing a good job.”