Exeter wing Jack Nowell aiming to make England comeback for game against Italy

Jack Nowell has played 35 Tests
Jack Nowell has played 35 Tests

Exeter Chiefs wing Jack Nowell said he is targetting a return in England's final World Cup warm-up game against Italy in Newcastle on 6th September.

The 26-year-old has been out of action since the last season's Premiership final defeat to Saracens but has been included in the 31-man World Cup squad of England by head coach Eddie Jones.

Nowell, who has featured in 35 Tests in the last five years said he is confident of returning to action for the Newcastle game against Italy.

"Italy was the main goal for me at the start, and one I am still definitely pushing towards," Nowell said.

"For me, it is a bit of a weird one. I've not been training with the boys or anything.

"I am feeling quite lucky to be involved, but I am very excited about it and hopefully I am only a few weeks away from actually training and stuff.

"I am recovering pretty well. At the start, maybe I pushed it a bit too hard.

"I popped back to the club for a week, saw the surgeon and just needed a week off my feet a bit, but that was probably down to myself being desperate to be back and be involved.

"I am just doing everything I can to get myself fit as soon as possible."

England will kick-start their World Cup campaign against Tonga in Sapporo on 22nd September followed by clashes against United States of America, Argentina and France.

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