Latest England photos provide Eddie Jones with huge injury boost
By Rugby Onslaught

Latest England photos provide Eddie Jones with huge injury boost

Compared to the Six Nations, England head coach Eddie Jones will be pretty pleased with the options he has in his back line for the upcoming tour of Australia.

It is not ideal for him, with Manu Tuilagi being ruled out again with a knee injury following a hamstring injury during the Six Nations, as well as Henry Slade recently being sidelined following shoulder surgery. But the Australian will see the return of some of his regular starters.

Two players that were included in his 35-man squad in preparation for the Barbarians match next week were Jonny May and Jack Nowell. Gloucester’s May missed the entire Championship after undergoing knee surgery, and only made his comeback last weekend against Saracens. Some promising photos were shared by England on social media this week though that not only showed the 32-year-old training, but without any strapping on his knee, which is an encouraging sign for all England fans.

After an injury ravaged couple of years, Nowell made his England comeback this Six Nations, but his first start was cut short in the final round when he broke his wrist. He too only made his comeback from that injury at the weekend against Harlequins.

Of all the photos shared by England though, the one that will encourage England fans the most is the one of Anthony Watson, who looks to be training with the team. The Leicester Tigers bound winger was called into camp to rehab a calf injury having recovered from an ACL injury suffered in October.

With that said, the photo does appear to show Watson’s calf wrapped in ice, so it is unclear how fit he is currently and how he has been managed by England in terms of his training load.

Nevertheless, this is a sign that Jones is growing closer to having all his back three options available for the first time in a long time, which is the tonic England need after a sluggish Six Nations.

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