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Tindall set for return

Mike Tindall is poised to return to the England team for Saturday's Rugby World Cup Pool B clash with Romania.

Tindall has been at the centre of controversy since joining a group of team-mates on a night out drinking in Queenstown, two days after captaining England to a 13-9 victory over Argentina.

He was rested for England's 41-10 victory over Georgia last Sunday but he is set for a return to action on Saturday.

England manager Martin Johnson will confirm his line-up overnight for the Otago Stadium game.

Mark Cueto is in line for his first appearance of the World Cup after recovering from a back injury, taking over from Delon Armitage on the wing.

Ben Foden has been struggling with a side injury but is confident he will be fit to start at fullback.

Nick Easter is out with a back injury, which forced him to miss the Georgia game and prompted Thomas Waldrom to be called up as cover.


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