England will be relieved to have available a player described by Eddie Jones as the team's "spiritual leader", but the incident has polarised opinion as the sport continues to tie itself in knots over its crackdown on unsafe tackles.
Jones said, "It's highly unlikely he'll be available for the rest of the tournament". You'll come in and say ' ah, fantastic, we've got another bloke we can terrorise'.
"I thought when the game opened up there were opportunities we didn't take which I'm disappointed in, but generally speaking we're pleased to have grabbed that win and to move onto New Zealand this week".
"I've got no idea what can happen", added the Australian ahead of what will be England's first match against New Zealand in four years.
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Jones is "cautiously optimistic" that Manu Tuilagi and Courtney Lawes will recover from respective groin and back problems in time for Saturday but Tom Curry appears to be losing his battle with an ankle issue. "The most important thing is what we do next. We didn't give", Jones said.
"I don't think he plays differently for us whether he plays 10 or 12".
Having now strung two wins together since five consecutive losses in 2018, Jones responded to whether England's biggest challenge this week is convincing his players that victory against the world champions is a possibility.
"Zero, mate", Jones replied.
"He's had some success against New Zealand in the past, but hopefully he doesn't get any on Saturday".
"I think you need to be consistent every game", he said. We're a bloody good team.
The Autumn Internationals citing commissioner had until 5pm local Sunday to cite Farrell and World Rugby confirmed on Sunday evening that no citations had been issued from the weekend's Tests.
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