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England in New Zealand 2014
Owen Farrell and Billy Vunipola should be fit for tour
ESPN Staff
June 1, 2014
Billy Vunipola charges forward for Saracens against Northampton in Saturday's Aviva Premiership final © Getty Images
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England do not have to worry about the fitness of Owen Farrell and Billy Vunipola, according to Saracens director or rugby Mark McCall.

The England pair, who are expected to join up with Stuart Lancaster's squad in New Zealand for the second Test against the All Blacks on June 14, were both forced off in Saracens' Aviva Premiership final loss to Northampton Saints on Saturday.

But McCall dismissed any fears the injuries to Farrell and Vunipola were serious enough to prevent them from making the tour. "Billy took a bang on his ankle, but he's just one of a number of the group who soldiered on, it's nothing serious," he said. "Owen just had cramp so he should be fine too."

Lancaster is also likely to welcome Dylan Hartley into the squad for the second Test in Dunedin. The hooker was a second-half substitute at Twickenham on Saturday, making his first appearance since suffering a shoulder injury in March.

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