England optimistic Manu Tuilagi will be fit to face All Blacks


If it had happened on the Monday he would have probably been all right, but with someone like him, it was not worth risking, ' Youngs said.

"What we've got to do is make sure we play like England, do everything we can to maximise our game, look at areas where New Zealand are weak and see if we can find a way to expose those weaknesses", he told BBC Sport.

Ben Youngs has welcomed the return of England's game-breaker Manu Tuilagi and is itching to see him let loose on the All Blacks this weekend.

"Seeing him in your team settles the boys down knowing he is there". "We're really excited about the opportunity and I'm very excited and I know that my team-mates echo that as well". Underhill is expected to replace him when Jones names his team on Thursday.

Curry limped off after halftime in the 12-11 win on Saturday at Twickenham, and a scan revealed he will be sidelined for an unknown period, but long enough to miss the tests against New Zealand, Japan, and Australia.

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"Tom is not available against New Zealand and has been ruled out of the rest of the series as well", forwards coach Steve Borthwick said.

England have otherwise been given a clean bill of health ahead of Saturday's visit of New Zealand to Twickenham - the first time the rivals have met in four years.

Tuilagi has been joined in the squad by Courtney Lawes who has overcome a back problem, but Tom Curry is out with an ankle injury sustained in the win over South Africa. England are well versed in what to expect, however.

"One thing about the All Blacks is that you are going to have to score tries". We know that, ' Youngs said. It's about going out there and really taking the game to them'.

"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".