Denny Solomona winning race to be fit for England’s tour to Argentina

• Sale Sharks wing has been suffering with a foot injury
• Eddie Jones confident player will make plane on Saturday

Eddie Jones is confident Denny Solomona will be fit to win his first cap in Argentina and has challenged the youngsters in his squad to oust England’s British & Irish Lions for good.

Jones rated Solomona as doubtful for the tour less than two weeks ago after he suffered a foot strain in Brighton but he has joined up with the England squad who leave for Argentina on Monday. Injuries to Tommy Taylor and Nick Schonert have taken the number of players unavailable to 30 but Jones believes Solomona is winning his race. “He’s going well, trained well yesterday with no repercussions so he’s progressing nicely. We expect him to go on tour,” said Jones, who has kept Marland Yarde on standby at England’s Teddington base.

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