Eddie Jones Receives Huge Double Fitness Boost Ahead Of Six Nations Opener

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Eddie Jones has been handed a massive boost after loosehead prop Joe Marler was passed fit for their Six Nations opener on Saturday.

The Harlequins loosehead has recovered from a fractured leg and his comeback is a significant lift due to Mako Vunipola being ruled out.

“Everything is on track for Joe,” forwards coach Steve Borthwick told BBC Radio 5 live.

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“To have him back fit is brilliant. He’s been incredibly diligent to make sure he is in the best physical shape.”

Wasps star James Haskell is also available after a long-term foot problem and some recent concussion worries.

England take on France on Saturday at Twickenham as they look to defend their Six Nations title and continue their unbeaten run under Jones,