Tuilagi set for England return against the All Blacks

Tom Curry walks off with an ankle injury against South Africa

Tom Curry walks off with an ankle injury against South Africa

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

England scrumhalf Ben Youngs says they will need players like Manu Tuilagi if they are to stand any chance of beating the All Blacks on Saturday.

"He's in great physical shape and unfortunately had an injury past year that ruled him out when he was going well, but he's an excellent player".

England head coach Eddie Jones has given a fitness update on main injury concerns going into the All Blacks test this week.

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.

Jones also said that Owen Farrell "should be alright" to play after taking a bang to the hip in a collision with on Andre Esterhuizen during the Springboks game.

Tuilagi was replaced by Chris Ashton due to a minor groin strain but has been declared as fit for this weekend's clash against the All Blacks. He is expected to return on Saturday when Jones knows a massive step up in quality will be needed if England are to claim what would be their eighth victory in 41 meetings. "We've got to be absolutely brutal up front and clinical when we get opportunities".

In the same period the next best record belongs to England, with a 70 percent win rate from 82 games.

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.

"He's got a tremendous work ethic and through that he will have identified some areas he'll want to try to target", he said. "If he's 100 per cent, we will look at him for selection; if not we'll give him some more time". Maybe - but there are a lot of good coaches out there.