England started the 2011 World Cup with a disjointed performance against Argentina although the result was everything as Martin Johnson’s team triumphed 13-9 and it is likely that the match against the Pumas will be the toughest in Pool B.
Georgia should certainly be less of an obstacle on Sunday, despite Courtney Lawes being banned for two matches, with Lewis Moody set to return to the team for England’s second match of the tournament.
“Yeah, we anticipate him being there,” Johnson stated. “We talked last week about where he was and he wasn’t far off.
“He was running around in training last week and the week before, so another week’s always better if you’ve been injured a long time, but at some point you’ve got to go, so we’re hopeful.”
Moody will take the captain’s armband providing that he is fit enough to play and team-mate Ben Youngs admitted that the team will get a boost by having him back on the pitch.
“(He’s a) great guy, great team leader,” the Leicester player told Sky Sports.
“He’s one of those guys that doesn’t need to say a lot, you just follow, someone who just flies in and you’re just very honoured and proud to play alongside him”.