Anthony Watson insists England will perform without fear of sustaining an injury on Friday in their World Cup warm-up Test against Italy, live on Sky Sports Action.
Says their standards shouldn’t drop at St James’ Park in their Quilter International.
Eddie Jones’ side head out to Japan on Sunday planning to land a World Cup since Jonny Wilkinson secured a historic triumph.
“You can not worry about it and I’m not concerned about it,” explained Watson on the possibility of picking up an injury against Italy.
“As soon as you begin going into contact at 85 percent and start worrying about ensuring you get on the airplane on Sunday, you will not play too as you can and you’d probably get hurt anyway.”
England bounced back after defeat having a convincing 57-15 victory over Ireland at Twickenham on August 25, which means they’ve won 2 of their three summer internationals.
Jones has confirmed he’ll hand a debut to winger Watson and Ruaridh McConnochie is convinced his, that has been chosen in the squad will bring a new dimension to the side.
“Having played Ruaridh at club level I now know a little about him and what to anticipate,” Watson added.
“He has blown my mind into how he has encounter this set-up. He is attempting to understand and always eager for understanding, so nothing has really fazed him.
“He has taken it in his stride and torn it up really, which is testament to him because a bloke. He strong in the way he carries the ball.
“He never gives up and does not go down smoothly.”
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