Anthony Watson says England must play without fear of injury against Italy

Anthony Watson insists England will play without the fear of sustaining an accident on Friday in their World Cup warm-up Test against Italy, live on Sky Sports Action.
The, who only returned from a serious Achilles injury in April after a 13 month lay-off, states their criteria must not be dropped by his team-mates at St James’ Park in their final Quilter International.
Eddie Jones’ side venture out on Sunday to Japan aiming to land a World Cup procured a triumph in 2003.
“You can’t worry about it and I am not worried about it,” said Watson about the possibility of picking up an injury against Italy.
“As soon as you start going into contact at 85 percent and begin worrying about making sure you get on the airplane on Sundayyou won’t play as well as possible and you would probably get injured anyway.”
England bounced back following defeat to Wales in Cardiff having a persuasive 57-15 success over Ireland meaning they have won just two of the three summertime internationals.
Jones has confirmed he’ll hand a debut into winger Ruaridh McConnochie and Watson is convinced his, that has been selected from the 31-man squad going into the Far East, will bring a fresh dimension to the federal side.
“Having played with Ruaridh at club level I now know a bit about him and what to anticipate,” Watson added.
“He’s blown my mind in how he’s come into this set-up. He is attempting to find out and always hungry for understanding, therefore nothing has really fazed him.
“He has taken it into his stride and ripped it up very, which is testament to him because a bloke. He’s deceptively strong in how he carries the ball.
“He never gives up and does not go down smoothly.”
View England vs Italy live on Sky Sports Action and Main Event from 7pm on Friday

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