Nowell relief at England recall

Date published: October 23 2014

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Exeter winger Jack Nowell admits it’s a relief to have been included in the England squad having missed the June tour to New Zealand.

Exeter winger Jack Nowell admits it’s a relief to have been included in the England squad having missed the June tour to New Zealand.

The Chiefs youngster needed an operation on his knee over the off-season which kept him out of the team that faced the All Blacks, but has come straight back into the squad for the November Tests.

And he revealed that Stuart Lancaster had already given him a heads up that he would be involved if he could prove his form and fitness on his return to action.

“I think the big thing for me was being a bit worried after the Six Nations because I knew I was going to have to have a knee operation and I’d miss out on the summer tour,” Nowell told BBC Sport.

“Exeter have put me in the right shape and they’ve really spent time on me to get me back fit and luckily it’s paid off for me.

“Once your name’s in that squad you want to carry on and put your name on that shirt.

“A big thing for me to get the knee operation in the summer was that (Stuart Lancaster) said if I did come back and I am fit and on form, he’d hopefully put me straight back in.

“Luckily, over the last couple of games my knee’s been feeling really good.”

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