Flanker Lewis Moody is all set to lead England in the game against Georgia in Sunday's World Cup at Dunedin. Moody was recalled after manager Martin Johnson made changes in the team, which defeated Argentina in the Pool B opener.
Moody was advised to take rest after sustaining a knee injury during a warm-up match against Wales at Twickenham on August 6, which kept him out of the Six Nation championship.
Mike Tindall led the team in the absence of Moody to win the title, first ever in eight years. However, there were apprehensions whether Moody, who played all 14 England's matches in last two World Cups, would remain fit for his third tournament.
Meanwhile, Johnson has defended players who had spent a night-out in Queenstown after the play saying the team requires time to let out the pressure following hectic practice and play.
The team was criticized when few players visited a bar immediately after beating Argentina.