The loosehead prop is poised to make his comeback from a significant hamstring injury sustained at the back end of last season in Newcastle.
“Mako did a bit of extra work at the end of training on Friday, a bit of contact work. A bit of defence work. He should get some time next weekend against Ireland,” said Eddie Jones.
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The Bath wing, a sevens specialist who won a silver medal at the 2016 Olympics, is understood to be 50-50 to pull through.
“Ruaridh pulled up a bit sore today so we’re not 100 per cent sure how he’ll be,” said Jones. “We’ll find out later Friday night. It’s not the same injury. He’s just sore, so we’ll find out about it.”
– Press Association
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