Manu Tuilagi England return settles down squad says Ben Youngs

Jose Verdugo
Noviembre 8, 2018

England flanker Tom Curry was ruled out of the remaining November internationals on Tuesday due to an ankle injury but Manu Tuilagi looks set to face New Zealand at Twickenham on Saturday.

Sale Sharks flanker Curry limped off after 42 minutes in England's opening 12-11 win against South Africa at Twickenham on Saturday.

Underhill - nicknamed the "white orc" by Dylan Hartley, the England co-captain, because of his apparent resemblance to a Lord of The Rings character - will be expected to help lead the resistance to the All Blacks.

After the test match against New Zealand, England will then face Japan and Australia across consecutive weekends.

Leicester team-mate Ben Youngs, the England scrum-half, is eager for more of the same this weekend.

'It's great to see him running around in training. You know against New Zealand you're going to have score tries, simply trying to slot penalties probably isn't going to be enough because of the threat they pose.

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"We know what a world-class operator Manu is", Youngs told the British media.

England will unveil their team to take on the reigning world champions at midday on Thursday. It's about going out there and really taking the game to them'.

"Our belief is very good", he added.

"We've got a whole lot of players who have had injuries this year, significant injuries over time, and they've come back and at various degrees of accuracy in their game", said Foster. We're looking forward to being at Twickenham and we're in a good place. "I think everyone's been looking forward to the game".

"They're highly successful, you can't hide away from that but it's important you really focus on what we can do".

"We have got [Sam] Underhill or [Mark] Wilson that can play No 7 and there is an opportunity for [Zach] Mercer to play No 8".

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