England v Fiji: Eddie Jones delays naming England side over injury worries

Eddie Jones
Jones led England's training session on Thursday
England v Fiji
Venue: Twickenham Date: Saturday, 19 November Kick-off: 14:30 GMT
Coverage: Live on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, with text commentary on BBC Sport website; watch highlights on BBC Two, online, tablets, mobiles and BBC Sport app from 19:10 GMT and on Sunday from 13:00 GMT

England coach Eddie Jones has delayed naming his side to face Fiji at Twickenham on Saturday because of injury concerns.

Jones was due to announce the starting XV at 14:30 GMT on Thursday, but that has been moved to Friday to assess the fitness of a number of players.

The main injury worries are over forwards Billy Vunipola and Nathan Hughes and centre Elliot Daly.

All are carrying knocks after last weekend's win over South Africa.

Vunipola has upper-body soreness, Hughes is struggling with a lower-leg injury and Daly has an upper-body injury.

"There are a few injury concerns which we're sorting through at the moment. We're announcing the team on Friday," said Jones.

England go into Saturday's game on the back of an 11-match winning run, 10 of the victories coming since Jones took charge.

Meanwhile, opponents Fiji have named their 23-man squad for the match, with Clermont flanker Peceli Yato and Ospreys utility back Josh Matavesi coming in.

Fiji squad to face England

Fiji: M Talebula; B Masilevu, A Tikoirotuma, A Vulivuli, N Nadolo; J Matavesi, S Vularika; C Ma'afu , S Koto, M Saulo, A Ratuniyawara, L Nakarawa, D Waqaniburotu, P Yato, A Qera.


T Talemaitoga, P Ravai, L Atalifo, N Soqeta, N Dawai, E Radrodro, N Matawalu, K Murimurivalu.

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