Tom Curry: England flanker out of New Zealand Test with ankle injury

Tuilagi in action against the All Blacks in Dunedin in 2014

On Tuesday, Tuilagi was named in England's 25-man squad to play New Zealand on Saturday, live on Sky Sports.

'I was gutted when he pulled out, but it was a tiny niggle. If it had happened on the Monday he would have probably been all right, but with someone like him, it was not worth risking, ' Youngs said. "We're really excited about the opportunity and I'm very excited and I know that my team-mates echo that as well".

"We know what a world-class operator Manu is". It settles down the boys to know that he's there'.

The Sale flanker limped off in the second half of Saturday's 12-11 victory at Twickenham and after having the joint scanned, it was confirmed he is facing an extended spell on the sidelines.

The outlook on Courtney Lawes' back injury is similar to Tuilagi with Jones hopeful he will be available for Saturday after being ruled out against South Africa.

However, Curry - who won his fifth cap against the Springboks - will not only sit out the All Blacks game but also the upcoming fixtures against Japan and Australia.

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England will unveil their team to take on the reigning world champions at midday on Thursday. England are well versed in what to expect, however.

Tuilagi played an important role in England's last victory over the No 1-ranked team and Youngs added they have the belief to replicate that performance.

"I don't like talk of trying to "contain" New Zealand because it implies that we will go out there and see what they have got".

'So having guys like him and other guys is vital because you need guys that are going to be game changers or game-breakers and he's certainly one of those guys, so he's going to be important if he's involved'.

"We have got [Sam] Underhill or [Mark] Wilson that can play No 7 and there is an opportunity for [Zach] Mercer to play No 8".

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